What is Amoeba Management?
Amoeba Management is a unique management method that Inamori created while striving to uphold Kyocera's Management Rationale.
Amoeba Management begins with dividing an organization into small units called "amoebas." Each amoeba leader is responsible for drafting plans and goals for the unit. Amoebas achieve their goals through collaboration and the hard efforts of all their amoeba members. In this system, every employee plays a major role and voluntarily participates in managing the unit, achieving what is known as "Management by All."
The Amoeba Management System has been implemented at approximately 600 companies, including Kyocera, KDDI and Japan Airlines (JAL), where Inamori led the successful turnaround initiative.