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2005/12/16

What should we do to employ people with higher competency.

I often hear the complain, "we do not get enough hands". At the fact, enough numbers of menber are there. Which I have a question why do they complain although enough number they have. Describing with accuracy, there is no people who have high competency.

One office have a menber who can't set IPadder to their computer. Company recruits high competent engeneer, but no-one answer. Why? In the other, company get high competency engeneer, but he changes this job quickly. Why? As the result, there are non-competent engeneers. Why? Today, sometime or somewhere, head-quarters are hunging-up with this problem. I think that the couse is in the company.

Some months ago, I was asked what should we do to employ highly competent people and what should we do to keep them by someone. It is too difficult for me to answer. Of course I have some reasons why I would like to working there. However not only previous but also another reasons are in my mind. Expressing latter clearly is too difficult.

Then I approached this problem from the opposite side. In short, I thought about what you deny or what you despise.
However, when I was writing this draft, some article and some column ware published. So I rewrited some portion of this essay, maybe this essay is unnatural in any way X-<.

When I asked my friends, "where do you hate working?" They answered immediately. The most common reason is "Death March". Another reasons are below.

  • Nonpayment or delay of wages
  • Seems to be Jail
  • Brain-fade
  • Too few growth

In additionally, It's my reason :-p

  • Death-march
  • Brain-fade
  • Undesired job
  • Too few room
  • Riddled with Toxic culture

Death-march

You know what it is. Although there is no possibility of success, you are forced to overwork day to day. Working time for a month period is over 300 hours! After some period of time, the job is so hard that someone end up in the hospital. Death-march fray spilit of you. No-one who want to work such workplaces is there.

Brain-fade?

What cause people brain-fade? Imagene 95% your jobs are Desk-work which you think almost of unuseful. Your boss said "Last project, we made large amounts of documents which full in a bookshelf. This project, you have to make twice!" As this result, you are forced to make documents day by day. Except operating reports, huge amounts of work authorization document lead people to disaster, not success.

Thinking about an other case. Imagene that you are forced to do as prescribed in the manual. Of cource there is no free-will at all. Because your boss say; "Do everything by the manual! The manual is low! Never think about how to do better or try some experimentations." The short of it, you are forbidden to execure the freedom of ideology strictly. What a drag! Knowledge-worker want to do KNOWLEDGE-job to extend their skill. If it was fobidden, must of them leave there.

If these problems were solved, then it will be able to stop to leave. Also many engeneer will ingather. ( Because almost workplace in Japan has problems X-< )

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