The president of a Japanese company that provides daily needs to consumers believes that boosting human potential is the major reason for future success. “We are calling workers human resources but I switched it into “human assets”, according to Mitchitaka Sawada, the president of the company. He also mentioned that the company’s resource is their employees and they serve as a human labor investment. According to Sawada, every employee must have the drive to work on their own.

However, he wondered if the traditional way of working affects the employees’ performance and if it hinders them to build that kind of environment. He managed to change the company with such an idea in mind. Sawada says that the important aspect in flourishing high-quality work output is to inspire the employees and not to intensify the products. He also added that creating an environment where the workers feel motivated to do their jobs will automatically bring a gratifying result.