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PDCA日記 / Diary Vol. 813「働かない働きアリと住所不定無職時代の私」/ "Non-Working Ants & Unemployed Drifter"

English follows Japanese.

PDCA日記 Vol. 813「働かない働きアリと住所不定無職時代の私
















PDCA日記が更新されたら通知が欲しいという方がいましたので、そのような場合は Twitter をご利用ください😊。https://twitter.com/MPdca 



P.S. 本書の「お馬鹿さんがいたほうが成功する」部分で、「間違える個体による効率的ルートの発見」が説明されています。
















迷っている内に、私は「プロジェクト管理」という天職に辿り着いたと考えられなくもなく、「ルートから外れたお馬鹿さん(私のこと :-)」がいる方が面白くなるのは、アリの社会も人間の社会も同じなのかもしれません。


< Mr. PDCAのボンジュール英語「近道」 = 「shortcut」>




「彼は近道を探した」を英訳する場合、「He looked for a shortcut」となりますね😊。




PDCA (plan-do-check-action) Diary Vol. 813 "Non-Working Ants & Unemployed Drifter"

As I mentioned before, the popular themes in PDCA Diary are regarding interesting French professors and New York's tough and gentle former soldiers.


On the other hand, many people are inquiring my life when I was an unemployed drifter at PDCA cafe.


One participant asked that "What kind of mental state were you (Mr. PDCA :-) at that time?" and I answered "I was living cheerfully and positively" (It was indeed challenging to stay in the capsule hotel more than 1 month in various perspectives...).


According to the material to be introduced today "Ants that do not work have meaning (Japanese only)", "About 70% of ants do nothing in the nest" and "About 20% of ants do not work for good".


Non-working ants are not lazy, but they just do not move, because there is no task in front of them.


The difference between working ants and non-working ants was whether they notice a task or not, and the following items of this book were impressive.


- Meaning of not working
- Why ants can work well without supervisor
- Society does not continue if everybody is exhausted


The above contents are providing many suggestions to the Japanese business world, because people are now discussing reforms of working way :-).


Let's function PDCA today!   


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P.S. I was impressed with the phrase "Non-smart ants are necessary for success" in this book.


Ants are telling the routes from food to the nest to the colleagues (others ants) by a special substance (pheromone).


However, it seems that the route from the place of food to the nest which the ants are communicating to the colleagues is not necessarily the shortest.


I have never seen ants in Tokyo, but when I was living in the countryside, I have encountered a scene where a lot of ants were carrying food.


I still remember that ants were carrying the bait by meandering, and they were not moving along the straight route at that time.


On the other hand, non-smart ants sometimes move out of the route being communicating to the group, and there seems to be a case to find a short-cut route, which is more efficient than the original one.


Then, the new route will be utilized by following pheromone of non-smart ant (Ants are amazing!).


When I was an unemployed drifter, this term might be applied as "unable to move, because there was no task in front of me" explained in this book.


From that point of view, it can be said that it was a valuable time (?) for me to read various classical books in the capsule hotel.


I might be lost as a business person when I was an unemployed drifter, but I could find my vocation of project management.


Not only the society of ants, but the human society might become more interesting to have non-smart person like me😊.