The Human in Organizations
How many companies can you think of that have been in continuous operation since 1630? How about companies with manufacturing plants in both urban Tokyo and rural Wisconsin?
Not getting any easier?
Here’s a hint: it manufactures the world’s oldest condiment from fermented soy beans and wheat.
It’s Kikkoman-one of Japan’s oldest and largest companies and known worldwide for its soy sauce (called shoyu in Japanese).
Their success involves several factors. At the root of the company’s success is an excellent product, but this is only the beginning. The road to failure is littered with many good products made by poorly managed companies that, as a result, are no longer with us. Kikkoman, however, has been around for such a long time and has had such a great financial success because its commitment to people-its employees, it’s suppliers and its neighbors in the community. In addition, the company has been actively involved in new ventures, pushing the edge of technology and its own influence to the farthest reaches of the globe.
This short e-book will give you insight of:
- A brief introduction to "The human relations movement"
- "Humanizing the organizations", or "mechanizing (dehumanizing) the humans"; what are these, and which one is easier for organization?
- Case study from one of the biggest airlines in United States
- How then can we create a Humanized organization?
- ... and more