Mogic thinks

With a combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots.
We are promoting a new era of company management.
I hope to share some of the process in this section.

Representative Director Yoichi Yamane

2021.09.27

Teamwork and Alone Time

At Mogic, we have a business process that emphasizes teamwork, and we think a lot about how other people move.

However, just as in modern soccer, there will be times when the organization alone cannot break through, so I was hoping that they would improve their individual skills to be able to show off when the time comes.

So the question arises, what exactly is a personal technique? The question arises.

Is it the experience you have cultivated over the decades, your upbringing, or your personality?

If we look at personal skills from the perspective of breaking through in business and life, it is not enough to simply accumulate experience, we need to put it together as a structure.

In addition, the situation changes from day to day, so it is like a structure that changes at different times, like DNA or protein.

Just as I was thinking that, I found a sentence that said, "Isn't it important to have time to be alone in the first place?

The theory of reading for people who can no longer read
Reading Theory for People Who Can't Read Books Anymore
https://www.akishobo.com/book/detail.html?id=921

At the time, I was overwhelmed with work. I was literally busy.

I also met with many people on a daily basis and spent most of my time in meetings.

No matter how much time I spend, there is no end in sight.

It was not uncommon for me to come home late at night.

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Another thing that was critically lacking was "alone" time.

I forgot to be alone and face myself.

Rather, I think he was afraid.

There's nothing wrong with getting lost in your work.

It's rather a good thing.

Now was the time to run like hell, I thought to myself.

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There are many "realizations" in life.

There are some things that can only be felt through discussion with someone else, but there are also things that can only be noticed when you are alone.

Dialogue is important.

Talking with someone can help you change your self-conceit.

But apart from that, there are things that you cannot understand until you are "alone".

It may sound strange, but reading is a very strange event, where being "alone" and interacting are realized at the same time.

Woohoo!

Now that the weather is getting cooler, it's nice to be alone in the park with a sandwich and a good book.

2021.09.21

Extra cram sessions are being held.

Extra cram sessions are held in-house as needed.

What I used to do were entrepreneurial lessons, notebook meetings, job hunting consultations, etc. Recently, I have been running a web director school.

As before, there will be no handouts or agenda, and we will build the lecture by asking questions.

What I like about this style is that it is a surprising discovery for me.

If you know what you are going to say beforehand, you will be close to reproducing what you have output in the past, but if you improvise, you will say things that you are not even aware of.

What we were talking about in this director school was something like "it's important to control your own time.

He talked about how you can only have more time if you set your own ideal deadline, rather than deciding your work time based on the constraints of the work others ask you to do or the projects you are assigned.

He wanted to say that, unlike designers and engineers, they don't create things that are easy to understand, so their greatest asset is their handling of time.

However, I am not sure that this point is always important, and I am sure that different people would have different things to say.

Therefore, it would be more accurate to say that I am not telling you what a web director should be, but rather that I am exploring with you the "blind spots that people have in front of them.

2021.09.13

What kind of looseness do we keep?

It has been several decades since I left the small town facing the Seto Inland Sea, and every time I return to my parents' house, the vacant houses stand out.

It is inevitable that the number of people will decrease as people move out of the prefecture for college and into the cities for employment.

We have been told about this since the time we lived there, but we still don't seem to have a solution for it.

When discussing how to revitalize a town, we talk about resources that can be used for tourism, workplaces that can provide jobs, and housing that can be provided at a reasonable price.

The fact that the population of the Tokyo metropolitan area has continued to grow over the last few decades, while the rural areas have continued to decline, shows that this is not enough.

It is not necessarily important to increase the population, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to "people.

Especially with the abundance of goods and the large number of people who have become accustomed to sightseeing, there is an increased dependence on "new ideas that have never been seen anywhere else.

One of the things that represent such efforts is the concept of "relational population.

When you get right down to it, it's a framework for a team that includes people from outside the region to continuously provide new value.

The sociology of relational population
Sociology of Relational Population
http://www.osaka-up.or.jp/books/ISBN978-4-87259-729-5.html

The term "concerned population" refers to people who are involved in various ways with a particular region, neither as "resident population" (immigration) nor as "exchange population" (tourism).

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Something similar to this scheme is often seen in the entrepreneurial and start-up world.

Industry-university cooperation, open innovation, incubation offices, etc.

From that perspective, the question of how to consciously maintain a looseness at the boundary between inside and outside may be a major theme of the present.

2021.09.06

Welcome to hell.

It's strange because a week ago it was hot and sweltering, but today it's chilly and my mood changes immediately.

Once you have samma for dinner and pears and grapes in your mouth, it's just autumn.

At this point, Mogic's annual last spurt to the end of the year begins.

We will be making original calendars for the coming year, developing a New Year's greeting card application for the new year, and preparing events for the anniversary of our founding.

In company parlance, we call that process "hell.

The deadline was fast approaching, but I couldn't decide on a plan until there were only two weeks left, or I didn't put enough thought into it, so I was given a bad review and had to start all over again.

What I always hear at review meetings is, "Next time, let's finish with more time to spare," but I've never seen that happen.

I'm sure many will try to go to hell again this year.