Practice "Management by All"

The third objective of Amoeba Management is to achieve "Management by All" by allowing every employee to take an active role in the operation of their amoeba. Employees take part in management by consolidating their skill sets and aligning their efforts toward shared goals. This builds a sense of purpose and achievement in the workplace.

  1. Communicate its plan and goal in a vision that can be shared with all members;
  2. Create a fiscal-year plan known as the "Master Plan," based on the strategies and goals of the entire company; and
  3. Create monthly plans based on the Master Plan, and achieve the plan without fail.


Words from Inamori

"Under the Amoeba System, a company's management philosophy is entrusted to each amoeba leader. Even if these individuals have limited experience, they serve as the true managers of their small units, formulating and executing their business plans under the approval of upper management. This framework fosters new generations of leaders brimming with managerial awareness at early phases of their careers.

With these leaders at the helm, members of each amoeba set their own goals and work fervently to achieve them. The result is 'Management by All,' where everyone is united in pursuing goals that align with company-wide objectives."

Source: Amoeba Management (Nikkei Shimbun Publishing)

Related Information

Books Related to Amoeba Management

Kazuo Inamori's Management Q&A:
The Seven Keys to Motivating Employees (Language:Japanese)