Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mission & VIsion of Nokia

Mission Statement:
1-To guide and focus decision making
2-To create a balance between the competing interest of various stakeholders
3-To motivate and inspire organizational members

However, it is important to point out that mission statements do not always deliver the promised benefits. In reality, mission statements are often unreadable and uninspiring, and articulate values that are unrealistic or are not aligned with day-to-day organizational behaviour.

Previous mission statement research focused primarily on the content of mission statements and/or on the manager’s perception of the mission statement. Meanwhile, the mission statement perception of individual organizational members received little attention.

Vision Statement:
Nokia wants to create a new world; to transform a big planet to a small village. Their vision is to create, build, and encourage people from all countries to communicate with each other in order to create a world where everybody is connected.

Humans learn from people around them, but men also seem to forget that beliefs and thoughts differ from person to person. The way of thinking, experiences, believes are simultaneously related in a logic approach. Similarly, Nokia wants to create a world of creativity and experience, shared experiences. mill in Tammerkoski in southern Finland. Frederick Idestam then built another mill by the Nokiavirta River where he gave the name Nokia to the mill in 1871. Originally, the Nokianvirta River was named after a dark furry animal, locally known as the Nokia – a type of marten.

Following a major industrial force, the company merges with a cable company (founded by Eduard Polon) and a rubber firm (founded by Arvid Wickstrom) which sets Nokia on the new path of electronics. Nokia’s first electronic device was a pulse analyzer designed for use in nuclear power plants in 1962. Their interest in telecommunication systems began in 1963 when they started developing radio telephones for the army and the emergency services, prior to the manufacturing of televisions, radio phones, data transfer equipment, radio link, analyzers and digital telephone exchange. Nokia will change its production and focus on the telecommunication expertise until it
becomes the core of its future work.

To move to mobile:
In 1979 Mobira Oy was the first phone maker. They begin life as a joint venture between Nokia and leading Finnish television Salora. The Mobile phone revolution started in 1981 with the launch of the first Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) service. The phone industry began to expand rapidly and Nokia introduces its first car phones followed by the portable in 1986.

Mobile revolution:
In 1992, Nokia decides to focus on its telecommunications business. This happens when Jorma Ollila becomes CEO of Nokia and he chooses to concentrate on telecommunication industry. In the 1990’s, the rubber, cable, and consumer electronics divisions, were therefore sold. Nokia’s only business turned towards the manufacturing of mobile phones and telecommunications systems. The strategy of Jorma Ollila was to create a new era of telecommunication on a long term vision.

In 1992, the company launched its first GSM handset and then introduced their famous Nokia Tune in 1994. During that year, the world’s first satellite was made using a Nokia GSM handset. 
In 1997 the world famous mobile game “Snake” was presented in the Nokia 6110. Soon after, in 1998, the company became the world leader in mobile phones. Following a good deal of research, they launched the first mobile phone “Nokia 7110” which included a WAP.

Nokia Now:
Presently, Nokia is creating more and more mobiles phones with differing functions. The company also makes sure into diversifying and segmenting its products. Their leading position pushed the company to go forward in their research. They came up with the first 3G Phone in 2002, and the multi-player Nokia N-Gage. In 2005, the N-series were born with their sophisticated mobile phones.
In 2006, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo became the new CEO of Nokia and Jorma Ollila shifted to being the Chairman of Nokia’s board. At that time Nokia and Siemens announced plans for Nokia siemens network the leading operations of Nokia. In 2007, Nokia launched its new internet services brand.
In order to achieve its goals, Nokia developed strategies. These strategies differ from country to another, from a culture to another. Companies are always creating a vision and a mission statement to make everything tacit. Evidently, Nokia has set up its specific missions and visions.

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