CSR Social Activities

Promoting “Innovation of Vibrant Work Styles”

One of our biggest challenges is to fundamentally change the corporate climate and culture of the Toyota Boshoku group. Through such reform, we aim to build a positive and fun workplace that elicits members’ motivation and stimulates autonomous kaizen. We believe that such a workplace environment leads to the improvement of productivity and strengthens competitiveness.

Core Initiatives

The foundation of these activities in fiscal 2017 will be high-quality guidance and communication between supervisors and subordinates, an initiative we introduced in fiscal 2016. In order to create this time, we are looking to increase efficiency of existing operations by eliminating or cutting certain areas as part of divisional policy. We will also standardise mail composition, reduce the number of messages sent, and minimise the frequency, length and number of participants for meetings throughout the organisation. On top of this, we will use standard operational roadmaps that clearly outline what needs to be done, for what purpose, by when and to what extent in order to raise the quality of the work being handed over. By minimising the need to rework or redo something, we can assume a more productive work style. In addition, we will set key performance indicators (KPIs) after extracting and collating items from an internal questionnaire and verify the result of efforts to promote reform to a more energised work style.

Overview of innovation of vibrant work styles

Activities to Promote Core Initiatives

Top management and executive officers will declare the need to reform work style to express how serious the company is to all members so each individual can do what is required to promote reform to a more vibrant work style.
Also, we will encourage work styles that result in high productivity through such means as “morning challenge,” which allows people who start early to go home early, and introducing flexible work rules that include flextime without core time, expanding the discretionary work system and institutionalising the concept of working from home. Further, we will create a work environment in which members can take active roles in business anytime and anywhere by reducing time spent commuting between sites and introducing office reforms such as switching to a free address office.