Each employee interprets our Group's Commitment on a personal level and faces their daily tasks. We believe that all these cumulative individual efforts will help us to fulfill our Group's Commitment.
Photo location : Gifu Plant, Metalworking Solutions Company
Photo location : Sanda Plant, Advanced Products Company
We want to be an organization in which each and every employee can maximize their own capabilities toward the achievement of our Group's Commitment. First and foremost, we believe in the importance of free and open-minded communication, and we are working on various programs to strengthen vertical and horizontal connections across organizations.
We want each employee to take ownership of our Group's Commitment as their own. We promote a variety of activities by appointing employees who volunteer as ambassadors. These ambassadors, who come from a variety of departments, job roles, and career backgrounds, meet regularly in order to assess the current situation and recognize issues, while also conducting interviews with the President and their colleagues. As discussions deepen, action plans are formulated.
We want employees to become better acquainted and to foster horizontal connections across divisions and groups. We are carrying out an initiative that allows employees to spend half a day working in another workplace. In addition to fostering a corporate culture that enables free and open-minded communication, we also aim to provide opportunities for individuals to consider their own career on an autonomous basis.
To promote communication with managers and employees, the President himself acts as an entertainment personality and regularly conducts radio-style broadcasts to answer a range of questions from Group employees. A variety of projects have also been developed, including guest appearances by managers and employees who have submitted questions under their real names. The atmosphere is friendly and different from management's official messages, allowing the President to express his personality and be candid about his thoughts.
Mentoring is generally provided by senior employees to junior employees by giving advice and support on both work and personal matters. In contrast to this, we have been doing something called "reverse mentoring" in which younger employees take on the role of the mentors for management. This has led to more equitable communication with management and revitalized interaction among mentors.
In order to enhance the quality and quantity of communication between managers and employees in workplaces, we provide opportunities for casual 1-on-1 meetings. By creating opportunities for employees to speak freely with peace of mind, and for managers to listen attentively, we are able to enhance the relationship of trust between managers and employees. Such meetings are held on a regular basis and are shorter and more frequent than conventional employee interviews.