We held the party celebrating 25th birthday of Takeuchi Mai-chan.
She is efficient and quick, thus, given my impatience, I truly rely on her and first disciple in chair department.
She joined KOMA 5 years ago as one of staff assigned for chores including shopping, cleaning, easy works.
She was a naive and lenient girl whom I did not expect, thus, I did not have an eye contact.
She has been standing out in finishing process of chair using blades.
She is excellent in her sense to use blades which may partially coming from her practices behind the scenes.
Some would take more than their lives to acquire this kind of sense.
On top of technique required, the final form would exit in my brain and hands, which is very difficult to understand.
So, this is very difficult area to train assistants, thus, we were not able to make our own mass-production items due to our production capacity when the finishing process must be done by myself. Her growth has contributed a lot for us to have mass-production items.
We are able to stick functions of our handmade products such as comfortableness to sit on, at the same time, sell them into the market with reducing costs through mass-production standard items.
She is key person for KOMA to establish its prevailing style, "Mass-production items with same quality of tailor made one-of-a-kind product."
Now, she deals with not only manufacturing processes, but other tasks including management of inventories, delivery dates, education of younger employees, management of attendances, salaries, a kind of manager role managing my schedule, etc.
She has stayed with KOMA even when we had series of designations of younger employees about 3 to 4 years ago, and she is one of driving forces to make the present KOMA.
She is a kind of lump of guts and will-power commits herself with her best without complain whatever required.
She participates the meeting to decide the direction of the company try taking roles to lead younger employees and convey decisions to them.
She goes though the proper channels delivering what she is supposed to do, and then, she properly speak up to the company.
Given the direct reporting to me, she is reprimanded by me the with my strongest words.
She would be the kind of young employee for every single manager of the company think of "My company will be improved with this kind of young employee."
We have up-side without anything to lose through just return to the past.
It has nothing to do with age, gender, and working experiences.
KOMA promotes its style to try new challenges and to grow which she tries leading to embody with full understanding.
For me, who would like to make KOMA where the originality of every employee is best performed, she is the first person whose existence extremely pleases me.
She is 25 years old with 5 year working experiences.
Given power required, her gender is supposed to be big disadvantage.
So, I always applaud her in my mind observing her working attitude "So what ? Why you as male cannot do what I as female can do ?"
She is covered by TV program "Rainbow color Jean" !!
Kansai TV (Fuji TV network) channel 8
8:30 - 9:55 March 10 (Sat)
At the corner "Miracle Change" around 9:20.
This blog would be long advertisement of the TV program, lol.
Please do not miss it !!