今年度の失敗を整理する


昨日こんな本を購入し、読み始めたのですが、「あー今年一年振り返ればなんかしっぱいだったーー」くらいの勢いでそれを反省しようと思って買ったのですが、第一章を読み終えた時点でまず自分の失敗をもっとしっかり整理したほうがいいような気がしたので急遽更新です。

今回は発信しつつ自己鍛錬が目的な英語ブログと違い、所属している団体の後輩をメインとした人たちに伝えるのが目標なので日本語でそのぶんできるだけ中身のクオリティの高さと読みやすさを意識してがんばろうと思います。
ということで、早速、これから今年度一年を振り返った上で大きい失敗3つくらいを ・何を実際にしたか ・何を狙っていたか ・何が失敗だったか +何か、みたいな感じで書いていきます。なんで失敗したかは本をさらに読み進めつつ書いていきたいので、今回は割愛。

▼後期活動の事業ゴール上方修正と、その際のプラン

①何を実際にしたか 

僕の所属している団体は、だいたい1月に年間事業計画を作り、9月に振り返りと計画修正を行い、後期活動頑張るといった感じなのですが、9月の計画修正の時点で年間ゴールの達成は超余裕だと思ったため、ゴールをただでさえ割と野心的なゴールだったのを、さらにその2倍に引き上げました。 よってプランもそれがなければ無難にゴール達成するための堅実なものとなっていたであろうと思いますが、そのゴールを達成するための”攻めの姿勢”を全面に押し出したプランを書きました。

②何を狙っていたか 

 何を狙ってたかというのは、いろんな言い方ができますが、単純に僕らの事業価値が上がってより社会に求められる団体を目指していたのは前提として、以下のような狙いもあったと思います。(代表がどう思っていたかは違うかもしれませんが) 

  • ゴール達成が目前に迫ったことにより、活動が停滞することを防ぐ(メンバーに油断させない)
  • より高みを目指す組織文化を定着させる
  • イノベーションへの取り組みを加速させる

後者2つはほぼ同じかもしれませんね。まぁとりあえずこんなかんじです。

③何が失敗なのか

まず単純に、結局本来のゴールを達成できませんでした。最悪。 他にも、”イノベーションへの取り組みを加速させた” というより、ただ単に新規的な取り組みを好む集団になってしまったような感じは否めないし、”より高みを目指す” というのも、2倍に変更したことで定着させられたかは疑問です。むしろ失敗したことで「やっぱゴール設定は無難なものでいこう」みたいな流れが感じられなくも無いです。 まぁとにかくこれに関してはもう全部失敗。超反省。 


▼中国人大量受け入れ計画

①何を実際にしたか 

これは8月時点で中国人をめっちゃ大量に受け入れたいといってくださったパートナー様がいたため、そこをベースにさらに中国人受け入れ路線を拡大しようということで、中国に実際に日本に来れる学生を大量に探しに行ったり、中国人の受け入れに潜在的に興味を持っていただけそうな企業に営業に行ったり webでの広報を中国路線で強化してみたりしました。

②何を狙っていたか 

とういことで、まぁ何をしたかみればわかると思いますが、あえて書くなら、

  • 中国人が欲しいと言ってくださっている既存パートナーの期待に応える
  • 新規で中国人を受け入れてくださるパートナー様を開拓する

といった感じです。

③何が失敗だったか

まぁ、どちらも30~40%くらいの達成度で終わってしまったと言った感じです。既存のパートナー様はきっとすごく高い期待をしてくれていたのだろうけど、”完全に”応えることはできなかったし、新規のパートナー様も増えたけど、ゴールを達成できるほどではありませんでした。 また、これを結構強引にすすめてしまったために、他の活動の停滞、メンバーの余計な仕事の増加等、組織全体として悪影響の大きいものになってしまった印象です。

※この取組みに関しては設定したゴールに対しては確かに”失敗”ではあったのですが、少し達成できたと書かせていただいたとおり、多大なご協力をいただくことができたのもまた事実です。本取り組みに対して精力的にご協力いただいたかたには本当に感謝しています。本当にありがとうございます。


▼夏企画

①何を実際にしたか 

夏はいっぱいいろんなことをしたのですが、普段の活動枠をほとんど破壊し、新たな枠組みを作って新規的な取り組み、ポジション、機会を作りました。

②何を狙っていたか 

狙っていたのは書いてあるとおり”メンバーの経験値の増加”の一つです。

③何が失敗だったか

ちなみに、失敗失敗いいつつこの企画は”メンバーの経験値”という点では今までに類が無いくらい大成功したと思います。1年生の一部はその時点で上級生より普通にすごいんじゃないかというやつが何人か現れたし、今までずっとヒラだったメンバーがリーダーシップポジyションにつくことでその後活躍してくれた というのもあると思います。なんというか、設定したゴールに対しては結構成功したつもりです。 ただ、今回だめなのはそもそものその”ゴール設定”です。 結局年間事業計画に記載されたゴールと少し違うことを行なってしまったために、その時期は年間事業計画のゴールに対する貢献度は何も無いどころかむしろマイナスだったんじゃないかというくらい最悪なものになってしまいました。


ちなみに・・・・

まぁ失敗の振り返りばかりしていると欝になってくるのでこんなもんにしときますが、冒頭で紹介した本、まだ一章しか読んでいないけど”教訓”として頭に入れておくべきことはすごくあるんじゃないかと思います。 数々のしっぱいれいが乗っている失敗集のようなものなようなので、その失敗の経緯についてより詳細に知る といったことはできませんが、 著者のまとめの上で一応教訓・可能性 として頭に入れておくべきことは多いような気がします。 
例えば、第一章ではアメリカの自動車会社、フォードの例が載っていいるのですが、フォードの初代社長は、
・市場の変化に気づいていたのに知らないふりをしていた。
・自分の周りを、自分の考えに対して肯定的な意見しか言わない人手固めた
・消費者のニーズを自分で断定してしまっていた
ことによって破綻寸前までいったそうです。興味ある人は、是非。


What I want to achieve in 2012.

The answer is really simple.
My goal in 2012 is to show the visible value of AIESEC in the society to all the members in the world.

What I expect through achieving that goal has this 2 points.
1.Let all young persons realize their potential.
2.Change this organization from thinking group to acting group.

1.Let all young persons realize their potential.

Especially in Japan, university students are always said that we cannot get an exact job if we don’t graduate from university, and it’s really really difficult to make our own company because of our age.
But I believe that if we can make some value in the society is not up to our age. Instead, I think the young people has the biggest possibility to make a big value on society, because we have power, time, and hope to the future. Of course we have less knowledge and experience, but in this society, we can get any information easily instead of the knowledge, and we have enough power to experience lots of things through trying hard to make an impact on siciety.

So I really want to let all the young persons know that we can do that through making visible clear impact on society by AIESEC activity.
I’m still not sure what I can make, but I believe that we have enough potential.

2.Change this organization from thinking group to acting group.

In my opinion, the worst point in this organization is having too match time to think abstract ideas. But it’s really difficult, and actually we often finish that talking without any clear answer. It means that we waste too much time to act. If we have time to think too much, we should act and confirm our value and identity.
So I believe that if I successfully show the exact visible our value, most of AIESECer can change their thinking time to acting time so that our value of society will be improved more and more by this positive cycle.
2 years ago, I also couldn’t find our exact value, so I decided to find that value by acting and achieving our goal. Finally, these days, I found it. So I want to expand the realization to more and more members in this organization.

This is what I want to achieve in this year.

The reason why I chose China.

In the last entry, I said that I decided to apply MCVP of AIESEC China.
So, let me talk about the reason why I chose China as my next step.
It can be said this 2 points of view.

1st one is how to make bigger impact on society.
2nd one is self developtment.

To make it easier to understand,if you’ve never reat the last entry,please check this URL. The reason why I am in AIESEC.

How to make bigger impact on society.

In terms of this view, AIESEC China has one of the biggest possibility because of these 3 reasons.
1. The biggest number of population.
2. Economic development.
3. It has been 10 years since AIESEC China started.

I think everyone (even if you are not an AIESECer) knows 1&2. In the current society, the events which happened in China can affect all over the world. It means, if AIESEC China makes successfully bigger impact on the country, we can make bigger impact on the world. If AIESEC China is changed, global AIESEC would be changed.

And about the 3rd one, it’s the most important factor for me.
As I wrote in the last entry, I had lots of experiences in AIESEC. And AIESEC Japan has 50 years of history now. So I think there are lots of things which I can bring into AIESEC China. Especially sales, CRM, and management.

I want to change the external relations of AIESEC China by making use of my experiences and knowledge, by making use of CEED from all over the world, establishing better sales culture and system and, collaboration with Japanese companies.

Self developtment.

In terms of this view, I have 2 things which I want to learn through MCVP activities.

1. Chinese business culture.
2. Big organization management.

About the 1st one, it’s just because I think we cannot avoid to work with Chinese in the near future.

And about the 2nd one, it is related with the plan of my future.
In the future, I want to be a person who can make big change in the big organization. I think it can be done only by fighting spirit to make and grow a company, but the most difficult thing is the next step. But if the company overcome the difficulty, It can be one of the biggest valuable companies like softbank, apple, and so on..
So I believe that I will learn the essential things for my future through the MCVP activities.

That’s all the reason why I chose China.

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The reason why I was in AIESEC.

    Last week,I had 2 event which made me think about the fundamental things of AIESEC.
-Our new LCP was elected.
-I decided to apply for MCVP of AIESEC mainland of China.
Since these were good opportunities for me to look back at why I am in AIESEC now, I’d like to write it by considering these 4 steps.
1. Why I joined AIESEC.
2. What I’ve done in AIESEC.
3. How my mind was chenged by AIESEC.
4  Why I keep being in AIESEC.


1. Why I joined AIESEC.

It’s a story before I met the person who attracted me.
(He is not so attractive now. lol)

When I entered my university, I intended to do these 3things.
1.study hard,2.enjoy life,3.Doing something in overseas countries.

So I belonged to a tennis club to achieve the 2nd one, and I took note very hard in all classes during April. But about the 3rd one, I couldn’t find suitable way to do it.My friends gave me some advices like “just take a trip to abroad in summer vacation.However, it was a little bit different from my image of “doing something”.

I needed something more exciting and meaningful and overseas volunteer was the one thing which came to my mind.
After I started to find some international volunteer organizations, AIESEC appeared to me for the first time.
I felt it is also a little bit different from a trip, because the leaflet said that we will have to some activities in Japan.However, I attended the information session just because my friend asked me to join it together.

The only thing I remember was that “the president was soooo attractive!! I want be like him!!”
So I decided to join AIESEC right then and there even though the friend decided not to join AIESEC.

2. What I’ve done in AIESEC.

Actually, I had lots of experiences in AIESEC, but let me share
2 things which really influenced me, International Internship in Malaysia and Activities as VP of KOLC.

International Internship was defenitely my life changing experience.
During the first summer vacation, I was in Malaysia for 6weeks for an internship in a NGO. It was the first time for me to go abroad, so it meant everything was first time for me in that country and now, just now, I can say that this experience has changed me dramatically.
I realized the potential of AIESEC and my potential at that time.
So, I started to have lots of experiences instead of studying and enjoying in my university life for 3 years.

As the VP of KOLC, I learned that we can make impact on society if we do what only we can do.
This year, I challenged to make use of our international network by some new method by combining the ideas which I got through my 3 of international experiencies.
And the most suprising thing was that the big unexpected achievement was created by the new International project. It means I made a big impact on society by making use of our international network.

3. How my mind about AIESEC was chenged.

Now, I believe that AIESEC can change the society.
My 1st year of AIESEC, the purpose to be in AIESEC was just improve myself.
Of course, it’s not bad. AIESEC is the organization which develops young talent.
But by facing big achievement which I made, I became to believe AIESEC has the possiblity
to change the society.
We must find best way to make use of our bigggest connection in the world to make biggest impact on society.

4  Why I keep being in AIESEC.

So, let’s move on to the main topic, “why I am in AIESEC”
As I wrote in the last topic, We must find best way to make use of our biggest connection in the world to make biggest impact on society.
And I believe that I am the one who can do it, because I actually craeted biggest achievement in KOLC and also experieced soooo many things.
This is the reason why I am in AIESEC.

Thanks for reading such a long article:)

My AIESEC activities.

The activity is OCP of the program “SummerXpro2011” in KOLC. This program aims to create high quality 10 leadership, 10 CEEDership , 15 OGX(only @er), and 5 int’l conf opportunities in this summer. And I have 2 points which I’m focusing on through this project. “Innovation” and “impact on society”. So actually what I learned is “how to make innovation” and “What impact on society is” even this program hasn’t finished yet.

 

About the “innovation”, I found that the things we called innovation can be divided 2 types. First one is “to break something and create something” and another is “carry out the ideas which has already existed”. If I say it about KOLC, the former is to quit send external EP and the late is “LEAD program”.

Innovation is really needed to change drastically something and of course AIESEC. So What I learned is to innovate AIESEC, we need to break something and also try hard to do the ideas which we already thought.

 

Then about the “what the impact on society is”, I really tried hard to especially change our internal vale into the value on the society. In fact, we have lots of members who had high quality experiences in AIESEC and should be recognized by society as deferent person. But to make our vale into the impact on society, we need to tell it and let society recognize it. This is what I learned, we cannot sale our good product if don’t tried to sale it.. So I’ll try hard to let our society know our high quality members during running this program.