During a time of need
Seminar Speaker: Ruth Jarman Shiraishi
Topic: 33 More reasons to be Proud
Ruth, who is also an HRM director, felt that the publishing of her book was a blessing from friends. Her articles were originally in Monthly Bigaku, published by Higashi-san. Yumiyama-san, the president of HRM recommended the articles be published to Asa publishing, upon which the president of Asa, Sato-san, turned it into a best-seller.
There were two parts of the speech that left a special impression.
(Driver’s in Japan don’t honk their horns). Japanese people in general are very aware of their surroundings when driving, but even when the car in front of another doesn’t notice the signal has turned green, drivers will not honk their horns.
When doing business with Indian people, a lot of gaps tend to open up in the conversation. Due to this,, Indians tend to be very forward and sometimes demanding. However, Japanese people respect the gaps in conversation and hold back. In this sense, Ruth recommends that we relax, take our time, and try and have a good mutual business negotiation.
As of now, Ruth is also appearing on television and in magazines. Her book is number 3 on Amazon, and total book sales are now over 8,000.
It was a very empowering speech for Japanese people who need energy more than ever.
Seminar Speaker: Tadao Shigenaga
A true pioneer in the concept of employee satisfaction, he continues to investigate what makes a good company as the president at Tree of Life.
He states that the 3 core factors of a company, “your own thoughts”, “your company’s thoughts”, and “social needs” must be blended and taken seriously.
What is human resources?
A company that cares about its employees and their thoughts, talents, and desires will bring about success for all, and furthermore bring up employees who think the same way.
The thing that left the biggest impression was “socialized self”. This is truly a deep and meaningful phrase. It conquers the common Japanese problem of confused and counteractive private and social lives.
Communication between managers and employees:
1. Speak of visions
2. Create Value
3. Feel grateful for progress
4. Take in your surroundings
5. Enjoy your work
6. Be proud of your influence on others
7. Plant the seeds for what’s to come
8. Don’t blame others
9. Love the company and it’s members, be proud
10. Be caring and observant