Essential Management School (EMS) provides completely effective alternative self-life management and team management programs and variably flexible ways for learners ever.
WHY Essential Management Science
And HOW essential management science was born
The academic origin
The Essential Management Science is based on an original meta-theory Structural Constructivism including a lot of Universal Principles; Principle of Value, Principle of Method, Principle of respect, etc. The universal principles have so powerful general versatility. In general, individual theories explain specific phenomena. For instance, leadership theories explain how to exhibit effective leadership, management theories explain how to manage work and organization effectively, marketing theories explain efficient marketing activities, and strategy theories explain how to develop strategic capabilities. But the Japanese original meta-theory Structural Constructivism has no such limits. It works in a dimension different from individual theories and methodologies. Therefore, the Structural Constructivism has been applied by many scholars in various fields. As a result of this, over 200 academic books and articles have been published in mainly Japanese academic fields (as of 2010) but general people didn’t know the most powerful and effective meta-theory very much at that time.
However, coincidently, the unprecedented The Great East Japan Earthquake required the universal meta-theory in 2011.
The Tsunami Story
On March 11, 2011. Eastern Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake. The Great East Japan Earthquake and the consequent Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident drove Japan into a national crisis. The number of missing or dead reached 18,800 and besides 2,916 citizens died from the after-effects of the complex disaster. In total 21,716 people lost their lives. We all Japanese were in the depths of despair.
Takeo Saijo who is the founder of Structural Constructivism went to his home town in the Tohoku region to support numberless survivors. He realized that the precedent method and system didn’t work at all because the huge Tsunami devastated almost all cities and towns located in Eastern Japan. Thus he created “Project Fumbaro Eastern Japan” (PFEJ), which later became known for being the largest and most functional organization supporting survivors utilizing many Social Networking Service (SNS) and a Philosophy “Structural Constructivism”. The new support system made it possible to support more than 3,000 temporary shelters and temporary housing by the way of over 35,000 deliveries. Additionally, more than 3,000 volunteers were mobilized for over 30 various types of projects, including Home Appliance, Heavy Equipment License, Study Aids for Kids, Entertainment, PC + Internet Use, Writing Encouragement Letters, Geiger Counter Use, Hand-made Goods, Jobs Using Sewing Machines, Horticulture, Job Assistance, Animal Rescue Team, Handicraft, Fishery, Disaster Prevention Education and Resilience Support Projects. PFEJ enabled people around the world to support survivors directly through various types of projects to suit their needs. This means PFEJ, a project devised by one individual was able to achieve something that Japan Red Cross ——who received contributions of more than 330 billion yen—— could not. PFEJ proved the effectiveness of the meta-theory.
In 2014, PFEJ won the Golden Nica in the Prix Ars Electronica——the world’s oldest and most renowned competition in contemporary media art, known as the Oscars of its field——because it was evaluated as a new organizational model. PFEJ won the Golden Nica in the digital community category, ——following in the footsteps of world-famous social systems like the WWW (World Wide Web) and Wikipedia.
Through these experiences, Ph.D. Saijo realized that 90% of society's unreasonable issues were brought about by organizations without following universal Principles. So He created the alternative paradigm of Management Science named “Essential Management Science” based on not only results from social science but also mainly universal Philosophical Principles. And he has published a lot of outstanding academic papers about Essential Management Science in mainly Japanese official academic “Drucker workshop”, therefore, he has been a speaker every year at the symposium of the annual Drucker conference. These achievements became the academic foundation of the innovative alternative management school named “Essential Management School”. The EMS became the only accredited institution of higher education by the Drucker Society of Japan.
Founder, Essential Management School
DEGREES: Ph.D. & BS, Waseda University
RESEARCH INTEREST: Structural constructivism and Essential management science
Representative of Essential Management School and Representative Director of Essential Management Academeia Co., Ltd.
After working at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as DC (Doctoral Course Student) and PD (Postdoctoral Fellow), where has been known for the first step to a successful career for young researchers and scientists, he became the youngest lecturer at Waseda University Graduate School (MBA) and a visiting associate professor.
His unique philosophy-based class at the MBA has attracted attention and is featured in Forbes magazine Japanese edition.
Following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, he developed one of Japan's largest “general support volunteer organizations” consisting of 50 projects managed by 3,000 volunteers based on Structural constructivism (essential management science).
In 2014, he was recognized for his philosophy in dealing with unprecedented disasters and was the first Japanese to receive the highest award (Golden Nica) awarded by Prix Ars Electronica as well as World Wide Web and Wikipedia before.
Also awarded "Best Team of the Year 2014", "Best Disaster Mitigation Award", and "ICT Service Grand Prize for Solving Social Problems of NPOs".
He wrote several books in Japanese such as:
“What is Structural Constructivism” (2005),
“A Remarkable System To Help Others” (2012),
“Power of a Team” (2015)
EMS provides completely different alternative programs and ways for learners ever.
Exploring the essence
What is the essence of management?
The EMS provides essential knowledge to all who have the intent to learn, act concretely, and create a good society that does not fluctuate in any era or situation. Instructors provide the highest classes.
On-site, online and/or later on
Realizing 100 ways of learning for 100 people
Listening to lectures at the venue is one way, but it is difficult for many people. With EMS, you can take a lecture in real-time on Zoom wherever you are. If real-time is difficult, there is a way to learn by watching the lecture recording later and discussing it on Zoom, which is called “MBAL participation (Movie Based Active Learning).”