CASL was established on July 1, 2013

The courage to decide

People often have to decide something. However, people cannot decide easily in many cases. I think that it is because people are afraid that the decisions made are wrong.

 

But something you do not decide may be a bigger problem. Even if you consider for long time, making a perfect decision is difficult. In order to solve this problem, you can decide early, execute it, and change it if it is wrong.

 

There is the HO-REN-SO (reporting, contacting, consultation) as common sense of working adults, but there is a risk that no one can decide. It is important to have the courage to decide by yourself while appropriately utilizing or not utilizing the HO-REN-SO.

 

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Tacit Knowledge

It became very easy to share the Explicit Knowledge worldwide because of the rapid expansion of digitization and networking but Japanese people or companies are in the difficult situation because they are not good at using global standard language i.e. English.

 

But some of manufacturing industry companies (such as automobile and materials industry) and service industry are still competitive. I think these companies business consist of a lot of Tacit Knowledge and their competitors cannot easily copy their values.

 

In order to energize Japan, it is important to become good at using English but at the same time it is also important to increase and utilize Tacit Knowledge, which is Japanese strength.

 

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A naked king

During the evolution era, a strong leader is required. There will be no one around the strong leader who can against the strong leader, because it is very difficult to against to such a strong leader.

 

The leader can proceed with the evolution efficiently if the leader's idea is correct but if not there will be chaos.

 

The leader should always collect different ideas and opinions and verify whether the leader's idea is correct or not. The leader should always check that he is not a naked king by honestly seeing mirror.

 

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Trap of trust

Japanese people think it is important to trust their business counterpart from moral point of view. That's why they think it is impolite to suspect them and they tended to make oral agreement or sign the very simple contract. I would say this is moral-base business.

 

But in the global business practice, it is standard to sign the thick contract and if their business counterpart will not comply with the contract they would ask penalty or sue their business counterpart. I would say this is legal-base business.

 

We often see business failures in the global business because there are many Japanese peoples who do not understand these culture gap and mentality differences.

 

I don't say that Japanese people should cheat their counterpart with bad intention but at least I hope they will not be cheated.

 

 

Unfortunately, I don't have actual evidence for above mentioned my thought but I think this way from my experiences. I think that might be the value of experiences.

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Who moved my job?

The new president of USA, Mr. Trump is saying that cheap labor cost countries are stealing jobs from USA. And then he is saying that he will charge high tax for imports.

 

But he is not saying that robots and AI are stealing jobs (as far as I know). Will he say that he will also charge high tax to that technology evolution?

 

There are social distortion because of high speed of technology evolutions and globalization. In order to fix this problem, I think we should speed up social system evolution because we cannot reverse our history.

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