Building the Future! Management Innovation Seminar for Construction Companies

Hello! It is Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting. Today I will write about Keynote lecture which I took charge of at the safety and health convention held by a construction company in Fukuoka prefecture.

This company is a construction company, a leading general contractor headquartered in Osaka. A lot of cooperating companies gathered at the convention.

The title of the lecture is “Building the Future! Management Innovation Seminar for Construction Companies”

And the contents are as follows.

  1. Confirmation of 6 basic items of management
  2. What is management innovation
  3. All you need is a clear vision
  4. External environment in the construction industry
  5. Draft the strategy to realize the vision
  6. Draft the action plan based on strategy
  7. Cases of management innovation
  8. Utilization of management innovation support system

The construction industry has a feeling of blockage accompanying talent shortage and market shrinkage. There are many managers who give up and have bad moods. But then it falls into a negative spiral. They need the breakthrough against the current situation. I have talked a lot about hints to find hope, dream, vision for the future. The point is external environment. Opportunities and threats are two sides of the same. How you perceive depends on your way of thinking.

There are a lot of management innovation cases. New business, new construction method, new construction material, new market … There are various patterns.

I feel that important point for the success of innovation is the manager highly motivated. “Hints of management innovation” does not come down from the sky. You should find out for yourself. For that, it is important to move around a lot.

I have talked a lot about these contents. I am pleased if one company wakes up to the necessity of management innovation!

Zen proverb 12 : Hougejaku

I’ll introduce new Zen proverb. It is “Hougejaku.”

“HOUGE” means dumping.

“JAKU” means what you are wearing or having.

Can you dump yours, for example, clothes, money, thinking and so on.

By keeping to dump, what remains as the last one you have?

You can realize who you are.