Define rules and assumptions that codify the company’s standard
The Kyocera Philosophy has three elements.
The first is “To define the rules and assumptions that codify the company’s standard.” In this world, there are many corporations without clearly defined decision-making criteria, rules or assumptions. This is why corporate scandals and wrongdoing are so commonplace, both historically and today, and in any country. Large corporations, especially, seemingly do not require their employees to consider even the basic question of what is right as a human being.
However, the management philosophy I envision provides the answer to the question of what is right as a human being. If you examine it closely, you will find the answer in the most fundamental values of morality and ethics, as taught to us during childhood by parents and teachers ― Be honest; Do not deceive others; Do not tell lies. Because Kyocera has adhered to these fundamental decision-making criteria, the company has never veered in the wrong direction over the half-century since its founding.
Seiwajyuku Hawaii Inauguration Ceremony (January 20, 2010) Summary
Why Do We Need Philosophy in Management?
- What is right as a human being is the basis of the Kyocera Philosophy
- Align the vectors of all employees
- Define rules and assumptions that codify the company’s standard
- Clearly define the purpose and goals of the company
- Give the enterprise a corporate character
- Continue striving to enhance your own character
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