Mogic considers

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.

Representative Director Yoichi Yamane

February 27, 2023

Preparatory Exercise for Web Producers

Have them write a proposal as training for apprentice producers.

He said, "Okay, well, write a 10-page PowerPoint proposal."

"How long do you think it will take?" I ask.

I would say, "Well, about three days.

As you can see, you can tell at this point how much power you have or don't have.

There is no point in talking about good/bad, so I will put out the next job, and the next one after that, in a similar type.

Try making a flyer with a designer to recruit interns."

"I want to put out an app for kids during the summer holidays, so try it out with an engineer."

"Try starting up a web service that's going to blossom in three years."

Nowadays, this would be considered reckless, but the intention is there.

The forecast is that every project will begin with great enthusiasm, time will run out as it progresses, impatience will lead to impatience in the second half of the project, and finally a decision will be made that will determine failure.

I believe the best preparatory exercise is to look back on those painful experiences and see what they have in common.

February 20, 2023

One of Mogic's management policies

Personally, I do not like to work with a lot of lines.

I don't like the idea that I may have my eyes full of work.

To-do lists are my least favorite and I avoid them as much as possible.

But the company is a tricky thing, isn't it?

The more we do, the more work we have to do.

We want to make that work somehow.

Therefore, there is one thing I think about in my free time.

The question is how to reduce work in the future.

We will try to reduce it a little more next year than this year, and next year than the year after.

That is exactly what Mogic's management policy is.

February 13, 2023

Imagining the changing state of the world

I recently had a long interview with our internal branding team.

The theme of this year's conference was recruitment and education.

I answered the questions without thinking, but later, when I looked at the transcribed draft, I discovered that I was thinking about these things.

Since it is not yet available to the public, I will quote a brief summary.

- After our last interview, I asked not only people inside the company, but also people outside the company, "Do you have any questions you'd like to ask?" I asked. Many of them said they were interested in Mogic's internal education. So this time, we would like to focus on education and talk about it more deeply than last time.

I'd like to get into education out of the blue, but before I do, I'm wondering what kind of hiring you do. If you have any ideas about what kind of people you would like to hire, please let me know.

Yamane: It's pretty simple. It's whether or not when you meet them, you think, "Oh, I want to work with them. I don't know, this may not sound like an answer. In a typical interview, there are a lot of requirements, such as having a high ability, wanting to have skills, wanting to be an immediate asset, having a high level of vision, and being sure to do what you're told.

But what we value is hiring people who are willing to work hard with us in a pinch at the end of the day, and also people who I would like to work with until the very end.

- What is the best way to find out when you are being interviewed?

Yamane: I guess. To be more detailed, there is a kind of compatibility between you and the person who applied for the job. Because there is no one who will absolutely be hired. We check in various ways to make sure that when we work together, this person has an atmosphere that we can work together until the end.

So, unfortunately, there is no such thing as a standardized question. If I insert the same question at different times, the meaning I receive will change, so I ask differently depending on the flow of the question.

Who you work with is a very big issue.

Even if the nature of the work does not change much, people change each other rapidly.

We cherish the time we spend meeting with them, imagining how they change.

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February 06, 2023

What one likes, one will do well

I wondered how many web media we had created on our own so far, and to my surprise, it was more than 50 sites.

However, only six sites remain in existence.

As one would expect, if you make that much, close it, and make it again, you will accumulate know-how, whether you like it or not.

Creating a concept, researching search terms and social posts, deciding on a writing format, measuring the effectiveness of each article, the concept of cost-effectiveness, the role the media plays and its limitations, training the writer, automatic measurement of search results, how to create stories, differentiation from other media, and a workflow that is easy to maintain, Inflow and outflow leads, and so on.

Media that have been created this way and that way, even though no one taught them to do so.

If it is something we really want to do, we should think about it and keep on doing it.

Since love is the key to success, Mogic is full of people who do what they love.