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.
February 27, 2023
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
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 gradually next year rather than this year, and the year after that rather than the year after next.
That is exactly what Mogic's management policy is.
February 13, 2023
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.
After all, many people have expressed interest in Mogic's in-house training.
So this time, we would like to talk more deeply than last time, focusing on education.
I'm tempted to go into education out of the blue, but before I do, I'm wondering what kind of hiring they do.
If you have any suggestions about who you would like to see join the company, please let us 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, I think there are a lot of requirements, such as being highly competent, wanting skills, wanting immediate results, having a good eye for detail, and making sure you 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 the applicant and myself, isn't there?
Because absolutely no one is employed.
When we work with them, we check various ways to see if this person has an atmosphere that we can work with them all the way through to the end.
So, unfortunately, there are no standardized questions.
If you insert the same question at different times, the meaning you receive will change, so I change the way I ask 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.
February 06, 2023
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 are still 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 writers, automatic measurement of search results, how to create stories, differentiating yourself from other media, workflow that is easy to sustain, and 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.