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

May 29, 2023

look ahead during a critical moment

A member recently asked me, "I received a rather sketchy request (ball) from a partner, how should I handle this?

In business, work exchanges are compared to catching a ball, expressing that the ball is in the other person's hands and it is coming this way.

A rough ball is probably a consultation where the recipient is unable to take immediate action.

Naturally, it would be nice if we receive an organized story that is easy for us to understand, but we are not necessarily throwing a rough ball to the other party with bad intentions.

I will take up one obvious situation.

If you were buying a house for the first time, what questions would you ask your real estate agent?

He seems to say, "It would be nice if a family of four could live comfortably, supermarkets are nearby, and schools are close by, and I'm also concerned about public safety.

That should seem like a rough enough ball to the other party.

Therefore, there is no malice on the part of the person asking the question, and the cause lies in a different place.

It all started when I casually threw a big ball.

To restate it precisely, it is not casually, but rather, it is something that is thrown because it has to be thrown.

For this to happen, there is a background of gathering information because it is still an unfamiliar field, but without superiority, and being forced to speak to the other party in a bashful manner all together.

If we expect that they will be pleased with the ball, we think they will be pleased if we return the rough ball, which they do not feel bad about, with a clean, organized and less informative ball.

In the real estate agent's words, "First, please list three things that are important to each of the four members of your family. Then, put them in order, number one, number two, and number three. Finally, the four of you can show them to each other and make a unified number 1, 2, and 3 for the family, which will make things easier.

If this is the case, my response was that it might be a good idea to consider one move ahead to improve the rhythm of the opponent, even though it might take some time and effort.