Message from the President
— Working Together to Build the Yamaha Group Where Employees Feel Free to Voice Opinions and that Doing So Is Beneficial
— Response to Engagement Surveys
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to communicate their earnest opinions through engagement surveys, which was no doubt based on a desire to help build a better the Yamaha Group.
Around 60% of respondents also took the time to fill out the optional comment sections, offering information about the issues they faced along with other valuable input. I personally read each of the roughly 4,000 comments received. This wealth of input reminded me that it is my mission to turn an ear to the voice of every employee, carefully consider and discuss these opinions, and to use them to drive improvements.
There is a lot we can and must do to make the Yamaha Group into a company that is more comfortable and motivating for everyone. There are some issues to be addressed at the management level, some for the organizational level, and others that everyone will need to consider and address on an individual level. The underlying issue behind all of these various issues is a lack of communication. I am committed to addressing this issue together with everyone.
Several aspects of good communication, like proactively greeting people, expressing appreciation rather than keeping these feelings to one' s self, and referring to people by name instead of title when calling upon them, may seem trivial, but it is these trivialities that close the gap between people. I personally intend to be active in practicing such good communication going forward.
We aim to build a better the Yamaha Group where employees feel free to voice opinions and that doing so is beneficial. Management will continue to transform its behavior to contribute to this goal going forward.
The response to this survey reaffirmed my commitment to this task. It may take time and steadfast effort, but I aim to build a Yamaha where employees feel free to voice opinions and that doing so is beneficial. I am committed to doing what is necessary to accomplish this objective.