If you read the definition of “Catch 22”, you’ll find that it’s a situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions.
Such situations exist in far too many institutions today (business, church, education, government) as the result of an inability of leadership that understands the importance of having all of the process functions linked and in harmony with the mission and vision of the organization.
There is a logical order to anything. Without that logic, consistency is impossible to realize in terms of results. At our most fundamental, it’s why we learn to crawl before we walk, talk before we construct language, read before we write, date before we get married, and I can go on and on.
There is no effective and logical plan without the process of critical thinking, which is a disciplined process of actively conceptualizing, analyzing, and evaluating information gathered from observation, experience, reflection and communication, and then applying the outcome as a guide to belief and action.
Truth Be Told, in any institution or organization, there is no vision without a mission, there is no culture without a set of core values, and there are no results without a set of measurable goals supported by objectives.