9月9日淡海研究会での発表

9月9日の淡海働き方研究会では、ブラック企業アナリスト新田龍さんによる基調講演から始まり、新田さんの豊富なご経験と日本的慣行への鋭い考察には、度々感銘を受けています。

新田さんの発表の後に、私の方から『一教員から見る日本の労働問題:グローバル化とダイバーシティ』と題し、発表させていただきました。IMG_7706 (1)

働き方が頓挫する企業の特徴、経営戦略としてのダイバーシティ、組織における実態について話しました。

特に、組織における実態では、以下の4点について議論しました:

①日本のオモテ(ダイバーシティ歓迎)とウラ(あまり実行していない/実はしたくない)

②日本人と外国人のコミュニケーション摩擦(お互い考えていることが根本的に違う by 共同研究で行っているFocus CubedによるFriction Point Analysis(英語)

③多様性≠インクルーシブ(多様ではあるが、包括的な関係性に至っていない)

④虚妄な概念「英語流暢=グローバル人材」(英語ができても現地従業員を管理できない人もいる)

学者だけではなく、実務の方々と議論でき、とても有意義な一日でした。

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MotifyのDoreさん@MBA-IB

2018年9月5日

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私が筑波大学のMBA-IBで担当している授業Global Business and International Human Resource ManagementにMotifyのCEOであるDore (ドリー)さんにお越しいただきました。

当日は、ご自身のスタートアップ起業の設立までに至るご経験(貴重な情報が大変豊富でした…!)やテクノロジーと融合したHRツール(従業員のモチベーションに関する情報収集など)をご紹介いただきました。ドリーさん、ありがとうございました!

We invited Dore, CEO of Motify for a guest lecture at my course, Global Business and International Human Resource Management atMBA-IB of UT. He shared experiences of building his start-up company (many valuable information…!), and a HR tool combined with technology (collect information about employment motivation, etc.) developed by his company (which was fascinating!). Thank you so much, Dore!

Motify: http://www.motify.work/

こちらから私のポッドキャスト@Motifyにアクセスできます。名称未設定

 

2018年9月9日働き方改革セミナーを開催します。

2回淡海(おうみ)働き方セミナー

テーマ:『ダイバーシティ不⾜』!

〜改善すべきは『⽇本的雇⽤慣⾏』と『問題上司』〜

開催日:平成30年9月9日(日)

開催地:筑波大学東京キャンパス122講義室( 東京都文京区大塚3-29-1)

会費:2,000円(学生 1,500円)

内容:以下のポスターをご参照ください。

Presented at GCI 2018 in Hangzhou, China

Identity politics, Cosmopolitanism and Business:

Journey of a Japanese Company in Hong Kong

Abstract

The major aim of the presentation is to analyze the discourse of identity politics and cosmopolitan values in the process of translating and reinterpreting Japaneseness in Hong Kong. It is based on a long-term participant observation at a Japanese multinational retailer, here called it Ichi in Hong Kong. Numerous scholars have positively evaluated the influence of Japanese companies on Hong Kong consumers and their behaviors. In comparison to these studies, groups of scholars criticized Japanese management system to be overtly traditional and to be left behind the global standards. However, few have explored how these two different perceptions on Japan or Japaneseness could exist without conflicting with each other. This presentation examines, specifically, how local employees constructed these two attitudes in a context of postcolonial Hong Kong. Ichi markets itself as a global company while the management system was backward which largely echoes with previous management literatures. Local employees, who interpret Japanese cultures as advanced and unique before joining Ichi, were disappointed at the Japanese management system yet reconfirmed their passive perception were not wrong. These two feelings surprisingly did not conflict with each other nor reduced their positive feelings towards Japan because it resemblances to the local identity, which was mixed by Western ideology and Chineseness, and also the cosmopolitan values allow them to choose what is suitable to the occasion. This presentation implies that the translation or reinterpretation process of one culture to another is not a singular phenomenon, but a plural and dynamic process, and it has to be understood in relation to the formation of the local Hong Kong identity and the influence of Japanese culture in Hong Kong.

Keywords: identity, politics, cosmopolitanism, business, postcolonial

Presented at the Sixth International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business in Yinchuan, China 2018

Identity Building:

Rites and Symbol in Corporate Management

This presentation aims to anthropologically examine the ways in which a corporate entity’s rites and symbols in management help construct a unique corporate identity, and the ways in which community members can cultivate a strong sense of belonging. Numerous management scientists believed that corporate identity was a fixed concept that could be measured scientifically. This perspective overlooks its fluidity and the impacts of routines and symbolic figures on identity building. This study will use the case of a Japanese ramen shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), to examine one of the unique aspects of Japanese management, which is to use daily routines and symbols to enhance collectivism. This paper uses the anthropological notion of identity building to offer a new perspective on management studies and to deepen the understanding of management in the Japanese context.

Keywords: identity, rites, symbol, management, Japan