With the combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots
We are promoting a new era of company management.
We hope to share part of this process with you in this corner.
April 11, 2022
When you kick off a project and you feel that the members are not excited or the engine is not running, you dangle an order of sweets in front of them.
If we could release it on this day as planned, we would probably receive the finest strawberry daifuku," he said.
Some say that it is my job and I should manage the conditions by myself, but the real reason is that this way the development of the project will be more dramatic and interesting.
They are all honest about their appetites, so they bite with a twinkle in their eyes.
As the project progresses and reaches the midpoint of the project, one or two obstacles appear.
Progress is slow, specifications are lost, or coordination is not working.
Oh, it's not good. I think I'm already starting to get misty-eyed about the strawberries. I wonder if we'll ever make up for this delay."
if it were a ..., then certainly
I don't think so! There's nothing I can't do."
and stubbornly persist, the team begins to discuss the issue.
We don't have to say, "Let's do our best. Don't give up.
It is no longer certain whether it is for my own appetite or for everyone on the team.
It starts out as an unserious greed, but when they realize it, they overcome it by themselves, like a drama with a beginning and end, which is strange.
Once a year, we distribute goods to stores and offices in Ishigami.
It's no fun to stay in places where you know people, so you go into places you have never been in contact with and talk to them.
I'm sorry, we're an IT company in Shakujii, and we're giving away original goods since we're both from the same area.
Of course, we don't want to disturb the people in the store.
Seeing this, the younger generation becomes a bit withdrawn.
He said, "You really talk to me, don't you? ・・・・・・
I reply, "Because it's free to talk to them."
I also do it because people don't talk to me when they don't want to, and in fact, setting up a business is similar," he adds.
Even if no one tells you to do it, you can start it yourself, get involved, and enjoy it.
If the extra step out of the way makes you feel indescribable, it's worth a try.
March 28, 2022
Just today was the day we released our own service, LearnO, 10 years ago.
Although the office was still barely large enough to seat eight people, it had already been selected for installation at a facility affiliated with the University of the Ryukyus, and we felt we were off to a spectacular start.
Smartphones and tablets were just beginning to spread, and opportunities were everywhere.
I had no idea that there would be so many twists and turns, trial and error, and hardships before it began to sell in earnest.
The unfamiliarity of the BtoB business, the unfamiliarity of the education IT industry, the lack of sales force, the unknown client situation, the lack of ready marketing methods, and the uncertain path to signing a contract.
Not even one inquiry per month was received.
I remember gripping the train's strap and debating whether we should do a different service or hand the system over to someone else.
I think they were still able to continue because they were proud of what they had created and had never run out of ideas and spirit to break through.
Constantly racking my brain to find a way to do something that no one else was doing, I can't count the number of times I've come up with an idea in the morning and sent out a press release in the evening.
Even now, there is still much I would like to do, but even so, I was able to make a breakthrough as my 10th year.
With the support of many people at every turn, we have been able to come this far.
I would like to continue to strive for good service with the same diligence so that we can return the favor in any way possible.
LearnO 10th Anniversary page can be found at: https: //learno.jp/learno10th/
March 22, 2022
In an unscrupulous way, I had a subordinate for the first time in my mid-twenties, and I thought, what a hassle.
Once you gain experience, all you see is what the unfamiliar person hasn't done.
There is no care in that, this is not accurate, and that is not the essence of it.
I tried to point out every single word out loud, but I could hardly get the message across properly.
He understands it now, but he still does not have the foundation to accept and digest the words in his mind.
Because of this, we gradually changed the method to "cut out the work so that the person can easily notice it, let him do the rest as he likes, and comment on any difficulties he encounters.
After all, it was easier for both the teacher and the student.
This rational decision seems to result in voluntariness, and I quote the following
The Dependence on Scolding Never Stops!
When we try to support the "can-do" attitude, we tend to set rules for what needs to be done and how to do it, such as "do this," "don't do that," and "do it this way.
Nevertheless, it will be possible to acquire knowledge and skills to some extent.
But there is a big limit to where you can get to.
The biggest problem is that they will not be able to "learn on their own".
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As we have already explained, a person learns the most when that person is in "adventure mode.
And the essence of learning in adventure mode is a proactive learning style based on the desire to do and want.
When thinking about learning, the idea of protecting and not interfering with the "adventure mode" is very important.
The key to getting into adventure mode is self-determination.
In other words, it is a feeling of "I have decided" or "I do".
Spontaneity, sometimes combined with individual egos, can lead to a disjointed team direction.
However, I think it's okay to say that it's one of the things you learn in your long life.
March 14, 2022
One of the most commonly used terms in IT is "update.
Once you have fixed the bugs and added new features, update the program.
Once you have worked on the text and processed the video, update the content.
Updates are now commonplace, but in the days when CDs and DVDs were the norm, the only way to think of them was as packages.
The finished work is fixed as a package and does not change when it reaches the user.
Since packages cannot be changed once they leave the factory, it seems that the work had to be flawless and accurate to any degree.
The same was true of schooling at that time, where accuracy was required in answers and the questions themselves were not stable and unchanging.
Now that we have shifted our focus from packages to updates, I wonder if we are also updating our own education.
The knowledge as we learned it as students, the way it worked in the past, the way of life that was somewhat predictable, the image of a possible 21st century society.
If things are often different than you imagined, it is time to update yourself.
March 07, 2022
To create a demanding situation, they say, simply accelerate the deadline and increase the workload.
If you ask one person to make breakfast for 100 people by tomorrow, it will be done.
As the volume increases, working hours naturally increase, which brings us closer to a black working environment.
Perhaps the black work environment was not started with the intention of creating it.
Like the Roman proverb that says that even bad results were all started with good intentions in the beginning, we believe that this is one result of the spirit of creating high goals and the eagerness to do so in a short period of time.
If there is such a risk, why bother setting high goals? Some would say, "If there is such a risk, why bother to set such a high goal?
What happens if you don't set goals?
Fears that no one will do the work, that growth will stop, that the team will become disjointed, or that the competition will be outmatched.
And, having thought this far, I am reminded of the difficulty of "goals".
The issues are overwhelming: should goals be created, how high should they be set, are deadlines mandatory, should they be questioned if they are not met, should there be punishments to make them fair, should new goals be created once they are met, should there be goals that do not look like goals, and so on.
It is difficult, but we have to be careful not to constantly lose sight of "for whom and what is the goal".
February 28, 2022
An old acquaintance of more than 15 years told me, "You are still doing the birthday cake event as usual.
I remember that, and I laugh to myself, thinking that it has been the same all along.
In the IT field, nothing moves forward if you are only a planner. You can only show your strength when you work together with directors, designers, engineers, customer support, editors, and sales.
You can lie and say that all you need is a pen and paper to live, but the truth is, it's not that big of a deal.
With such a sense of guilt, I came up with the idea of a birthday party for everyone.
It is the planner's greatest training to know how to involve and direct the people around him or her.
Some things worked, and a lot of things didn't.
One thing I have learned is that it is better to do a little bit of preparation very early on.
The person is unaware of what he or she is seeing, and later connects the lines to solve the mystery.
It would be charming if they planted too much here and there and sprouted without knowing it, like acorns hidden by squirrels.
February 21, 2022
It may seem surprising, but many people join Mogic and many leave.
Because there is an atmosphere of teamwork and mutual follow-through, it may be difficult to imagine people quitting.
In fact, many people actually work there for a long time.
However, life is full of unexpected events.
It could be a family situation, my life stage, or the timing of starting a business.
As the saying goes, "Where there is a beginning, there is an end, and once in a lifetime is a lifetime," and I consider it a miracle that we were able to work together for just one precious moment in our lives.
Last week, two of them coincidentally headed off to new fields.
A few last words I received.
I started my internship at Mogic two years ago. It has been an amazing journey. Being an international student in Japan felt very special and I got a lot of love from everyone at Mogic."
Although Mogic is a company, it is also an educational institution, and I found that part very interesting."
We will work hard today so that our time working together will be meaningful.