Closely looking at recent phenomena occurring home and worldwide, it seems that new values and standards are being required as old authority is being dismantled.
It is more surprising that a tidal change has taken place in just less than a decade. Needless to mention the political changes in many countries, we just witnessed the defeat of the go-game player of the world-highest level in the battle against AI. A great deal of human activity, including Social Networking Service (SNS), is done on the Internet and Cloud. What is more surprising is that those changes have taken place within a decade.
These changes may be due to dramatic increase and spread-out of abilities of sharing knowledge and information by development of computers and networks.
It implies that a new era has come. On one hand, our material life has become much more affluent, on the other hand the paradigm of a human being’s value and role must be changed. As far as the management is concerned, the way to motivate and utilize human resources has become the most challenging and important subject for achieving more outcome. It is not enough simply to cope with rapid technological change and increasing uncertainties in the world.
It is evident is that it is no longer effective to work on top-down mode relying on hierarchical authority in terms of performance and efficiency.
Evidently, with a functional organization, it is becoming more difficult not only to collaborate to cope with market changes but also, to remove silos among departments.