Japanese style management for fast growing economy
Japanese style management for fast growing economy had organized its 7th business course under the title “Management and Monitoring of Small and Medium Enterprises” at the Mongolia-Japan Center. We teach the specifics of Japanese style management and technique. Here are the highlights from the Japanese style management.
Since 1970, Japanese style management played major role in the development and economic growth of Japan as well as many multilateral corporations. James C. Abeggien, American professor of management and economics, first described the Japanese style management in his “Japanese Management” book as:
1. Workers union within the organization
2. Employment opportunity for life-time
3. Salary and career development based on the experience
Thus, it has been named “Three diamonds” of Japanese style management.
The key feature of the Japanese style management is human resources policy to provide long-term employment opportunity and experience based on salary and career development system which brought expansion to the market economy and companies during the growth era.
First, the policy was successful due to matching population mix and human resource policy where substantial number of young employee was hired and they were managed by the few superiors.
Second, as number of years increased employees were entitled to salary increase and career development increased their bonding and resulted in productivity.
At third, programs such as on the job training and job rotation for employees created positive skills and technical know-how.
However, Japan today shifting from size and results based manufacturing sector and moving towards the value-added sector where it focused more on the information technology.
During the manufacturing era, human resources policy was focused more on the skills development to increase productivity where Japanese style management was very successful.
Unlike that, today’s information era requires ability to adapt the technological and operational changes from budget, finance, and marketing employees which will provide competitive edge to the company. These skills are not associated with the number of working years thus it is hard to say an investment in training and human development will bring required skills.
For long period of time, Japanese companies built a culture where they provided long-term employment and in-house training for employees. Now, they are facing a fast changing world which requires short-term adaptive human resources policy. Mongolian businesses can learn from the fundamental and effective old style as well as new management style which are currently forming in Japan at the same time.
(General senior officer S.Gan-Erdene)
Digital library distributes a various data inputs such as text, snapshots, pictures, and music from inventory. Digital library operates through internet thus enables users around the world to access the information.
The advantage of digital library is allowing users to search and obtain information from the library without leaving their home. However, there are issues associated with digital library such as copyright issue, time and resources management required to process information and populate data entries and technical aspect of the storing data for long period of time.
Digital library provides easy access to information for researchers and people with disabilities allowing them to work from home. Regular library operations are restricted to book loans and readings.
On the other hand, digital library is operating in much broader field allowing user to print, collect, save, distribute and quote which are the fundamental characteristics of the information technology. New technology based on the network combines the two ends, receiving and distributing part of the information dissemination, thus bringing the fast changing world to the people while changing the culture.
. Through digital library data entry, hand-written old documents can pass through time and space and reach its destination “readers”. In other words, publisher and reader become one part during the dissemination process. As a result, digital library is contributing to the world’s heritage and culture and will continue to play a major role in the multicultural globalization era.
(General senior officer Kh.Garmaabazar)
Feedback from graduates and participants
Happy new year to you.
I am a graduate of “Management and Monitoring of Small and Medium Enterprises” training course organized by the Mongolia-Japan Center between May 5 to December 12 of 2008. Although, I took many course and training over the years including university in Russian Federation, I value this course a lot and learned skills that will affect my life. Teachers from Japan are very passionate and want to help Mongolia’s development through their teaching.
I learned finance, marketing and human resource management through real life examples of Japanese companies. There is a big difference between the development of Mongolia and Japan, but my teachers taught us how Japan rose after the World War II and developed to lead the world which is relevant to any country.
Participants of this course were representatives of Mongolian small and medium enterprises and we formed good network and business associates. We will continue to work together and implement the tools and skills that we learned from the course to develop my country.
At the end, behalf of graduating class I would like to thank our Japanese teachers, translator Khishigjargal and employees of the Mongolia-Japan Center.
(Graduate of business course R.Erdenetsetseg)