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

December 25, 2023

Quietly delivering the work

At the end of the year, flu and colds were prevalent, and we were in the mode of quietly closing down work.

I hope you've updated the emergency contact network, you know where you might forget to lock your doors, I'm sure you'll test the New Year's Day email distribution in advance, and we need to get ready for the start of the work week.

Because of the unusual flow, we want to check it carefully so as not to miss anything.

I am in a position to say, "Yes, yes, I do," but this relaxed atmosphere is also hard to abandon.

I find it hard to believe that it will be next year in a week when I put the papers in the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz shredder.

December 18, 2023

Only a finite number of jobs can be done.

Sometimes people want to dramatically increase the speed of their work, and I talk to them and say, "Well, what would you do if you doubled your current speed?

Some people simply say, "I'll do twice as much," while others say, "I'll do what I want to do with the time I have left," or "I'll study for a new skill."

If so, I would ask, "What if, surprise, it quadruples?

If we could quadruple it, it would compress the current work time to 25%, which would seem almost like another dimension.

I know that sounds very idealistic, but I have a feeling that sooner or later my workload will more than quadruple the next time around.

as a matter of possibility

The possibility that the work you finished faster will come back earlier than you gave it to someone else.

or

Possibility that one job after another will be handed to you because that person is good at his/her job.

or

The possibility that people around you will copy the way you do things, and the company's overall workload will increase.

In other words, it can be hypothesized that an increase in work speed leads to a further increase in workload.

I speed up again, and the same thing repeats itself.

If so, we reach a point where the workload always seems infinite, regardless of how fast or slow the speed is.

While personal time and health are finite, the company's workload constantly seems endless.

I find myself worrying only about every deadline and achievement.

Where does that thinking lead?

If it is unclear, it is unreasonable.

So, in fact, I think the issue is not to be discouraged by my lack of speed, but rather, "What should I do if I can only do a finite amount of work and cannot increase my speed beyond what I am doing now?

December 11, 2023

Grind the roasted beans with a grinder.

When I arrive at the office, the first thing I see is green coffee beans being roasted.

The crackling sound from the kitchen in the back of the house and the savory smell of cacao being ground in a mortar and pestle.

In the past, roasting was done awkwardly with a metal basket net, but now an automatic roasting machine does it without hesitation.

We were almost out of green beans, so I ordered Brazilian Espresso Lady, Indonesian Mandarin Gran Reina, and the original Christmas blend.

As usual, I placed my order with a single click, imagining that it would be a long, long way before it arrived.

After being dried in the strong tropical sun and stuffed into sturdy jute bags, the red berries, called coffee cherries, are carefully picked and packaged in sachets, gram by gram, for months on end on a container shipping service, until they finally arrive at the right place at the right time and date. The bags arrive at the right place at the right time and date.

It is like walking a tightrope on one long, thin rope with each person's visible reality.

I stepped back to say that these are the times we live in, and I remembered what I had to do when I was grilling the beans I roasted a week ago and making coffee for everyone.

There's going to be a specialty coffee shop nearby, so we need to say hello to them as soon as possible.

That's true, and I also had to deliver next year's calendars to the cake shop, Chinese restaurant, florist, tofu shop, lawyer, landlord, and dentist who have always been so kind to me.

When you think about it, what really matters is always limited.

Because IT companies tend to dream of being far away, it is very important to work with colleagues in the local area of Shakujii.

December 04, 2023

know good and evil on the surface of a moving river

After publishing a long interview on management, I was asked, "What's the difference between strategy, goals, ambitions, vision, and mission?" I was asked the question, so I gave it some thought.

I found a text that has a similar feel to a recently released book, so I will quote it.

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The Essentials of Strategy
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Strategy formulation is more than just decision-making.

In the case of decision-making, a list of possible courses of action is listed in advance, and it is assumed that one chooses among them, but this is not the case when formulating a strategy.

The first step is to identify the issue.

Also, strategy development is different from goal setting.

Strategy begins with the challenges that an organization faces, and it is abysmal to set goals as the final destination first.

abbreviation

Never start with a goal, i.e., goal setting.

Starting with an understanding of what the problem is now and identifying the key points that will determine success or failure is the royal road to strategy formulation.
The key to strategy formulation is to understand what the problem is now and to identify the points that will determine success or failure.

Personally, I believe that we should pay little attention to goals, ambitions, aspirations, visions, and missions, and concentrate only on how the strategy should be.

Because we expect other elements to be strung together in a string of beads in the strategy.

So what should the strategy be?

It may sound like a Zen question and answer, but it is as if we know ourselves well as we change from moment to moment on the surface of a moving river.