Mogic considers

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

Representative Director Yoichi Yamane

September 27, 2021

Teamwork and Alone Time

At Mogic, we have a business process that emphasizes teamwork, and we think a lot about how others operate.

However, just as in modern soccer, there will be times when organization alone will not be enough to break through, so I was hoping that the team would also hone their individual skills to be able to demonstrate when the moment is right.

So what exactly is an individual technique? The question arises.

Is it the experience you have cultivated over the decades, the environment you were born and raised in, or your personality?

If we look at individual skills from the perspective of breaking through the phases of business and life, it is not enough to simply accumulate experience; it is necessary to put it all together as a structure.

Moreover, since the situation changes from day to day, it would be like a structure that changes at different times, like DNA or proteins.

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

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A theory of reading for people who can no longer read books
https://www.akishobo.com/book/detail.html?id=921

At the time, I was busy at work. I was literally busy.

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

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

It was not uncommon for me to return 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 they were afraid.

There is nothing wrong with being immersed in your work.

Rather, it's a good thing.

I thought to myself, "Now is the time for me to run without a second thought.

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There are many different "realizations" in life.

Some things can only be felt while discussing them with someone else, but others can only be noticed when you are alone.

Dialogue is important.

Talking to someone else will help you change your self-satisfied thinking.

However, there are other things that can only be understood when you are "alone".

Strange as it may sound, reading is a very strange event in which being "alone" and dialogue are realized at the same time.

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Now that the weather is getting cooler, it is nice to read a book while crunching on a sandwich in the park by yourself.

September 21, 2021

Temporary tutoring sessions are being held.

When necessary, we hold extra tutoring sessions within the company.

I used to do entrepreneurial lessons, note-taking sessions, job-hunting consultations, etc. Recently, I have been offering a web director school.

As in the past, there will be no materials or agenda, and the lecture will be built around questions.

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

If the content of what you say is decided beforehand, you will be close to reproducing what you have outputted in the past, but if you speak ad-lib, you will be speaking about things you are not even aware you are saying.

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

He talked about how you can only afford to set your own ideal deadline, rather than deciding how much time to work based on the constraints of the work someone has asked you to do or the project you have been assigned.

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

However, this point is not always important, and I would say differently for different people.

Therefore, it would be more accurate to say that we are not teaching what a web director should be, but rather that we are working together to explore the "blind spots" that people have in front of them.

September 13, 2021

What kind of looseness do we keep?

Decades after leaving the small town facing the Seto Inland Sea, every time I returned to my parents' home, vacant houses became more and more noticeable.

It is inevitable that the number of people will decrease if, as a matter of course, universities will move out of the prefecture and people will go to the cities for employment.

We have been told about this since the time we lived there, but we have yet to see a solution to this problem.

When discussing community revitalization, the discussion turns to whether there are resources that can be used for tourism, workplaces that can provide jobs, or housing that can be provided at a reasonable price.

The fact that the population of metropolitan areas has continued to increase in recent decades while that of rural areas has continued to decrease 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 since many people have become accustomed to sightseeing due to the abundance of goods, there is an increased reliance on "new ideas, not seen anywhere else".

One of the things that represents such efforts is the concept of "related population.

When you get right down to it, it is a framework for a team that includes people from outside the community to provide new value on an ongoing basis.

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

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

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Something similar to this scheme is often seen in the entrepreneurial and startup community.

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

From this perspective, the question of how to consciously maintain a loose boundary between the inside and the outside may be a major theme today.

September 06, 2021

Welcome to Hell

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

When sanma (mackerel) is served for dinner and pears and grapes are in the mouth, it is no longer just autumn.

When this happens, Mogic's annual last spurt until the end of the year begins.

We will be making an original calendar for next year, developing a New Year's greeting card application for the new year, and preparing events to commemorate the founding of the company.

We call the process "hell" in our internal terminology.

The deadline was approaching, but the project was not finalized until two weeks remained, or it was not well made, and the project was ruined, and we had to start all over again.

What I always hear in the review sessions is, "Let's finish with more time to spare next time," but I have never seen that happen.

I am sure that many will try to go to hell again this year.