Digital Innovation and work style reform is announced at the “Yamaguchi Summit”.
We gave our presentation on November 29th (Friday) at the “Yamaguchi Summit” held at Yamaguchi Grand Hotel. This presentation was for the purpose of disseminating and enlightening the priority measures to be taken as the strategy for growth and was sponsored by Yamaguchi City and the Yamaguchi City Economic Promotion Project Promotion Council.
With the aim of improving the productivity of each company, the opportunity for companies in the prefecture was taken to expand sales channels and activate new businesses. This summit-style event rooted in the region was the first to take place in the Chugoku area.
Following a seminar on key measures in the growth strategy of the Cabinet Office, we introduced the challenges of our employee work styles and digital business.
April 2018 saw the beginning of our Digital Innovation and the awareness of the reform needed by employees to implement it. Steady progress is being made in activities to overcome the many challenges, and one by one we were able to announce that by focusing on them changes are beginning to appear.
We were also able to introduce activities related to our mascot “Kikuko”, a character representing the concept of “listening”. To create an innovative culture that accepts and understands without the denial of new ideas or different opinions that lead to solutions is to have new values not only within the company but also outside. To create such a climate, we are promoting activities to instill the importance of “listening” throughout the company through Kikuho.
Among the comments received were, “The “Open Innovation” made for good reference, and your “In-house efforts” were easily explained making work style reform helpful. Although this is just a start in our reform program and is not yet a successful example, the exchange of information with companies in Yamaguchi Prefecture was found to have an excitement about it.
A gathering of company managers in the prefecture
Suddenly, there’s Kikuho!
Thanks for a great experience!