Secrets of the Strength of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. According to Its Employees Freedom, Flexibility, and Openness Bring About Excellent Research
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., which is taking the lead in research and development of the world’s cutting-edge technologies, has approximately 1,200 employees. Employees in research posts come from various backgrounds and have differing goals. Four current employees of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. gathered to talk about their carriers and workplace, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
April 25, 2019
Digital Service Project, Software Laboratory“Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE, because the word itself says I’M POSSIBLE.” It is difficult to succeed in all research, but talking with various people on a daily basis leads to good research and new ideas.
Research Manager, Machine Discovery Technology Project, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory“Today's Problems Come From Yesterday's Solutions.” In many cases, the cause of the problem in front of you can be found in a place you cannot see. When I start new research and development, I try to take time to deeply understand problem situations and look for essential issues.
Knowledge Technology Project, Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryTime is money. I try to finish my work by the end of the working day and work to make my output as efficient as possible in this limited time. I enjoy private time and study during my free time.
Sensecomputing Research CenterWhen a quotation, "Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door" comes into my mind at work or privately, I lately ask myself whether I could have enough strength to break down the wall or I could find some doors. At least, think something let it be somewhat better.
There are many options as a researcher.
As a self introduction, please tell us about the theme of the research you are currently working on at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Your research covers a very wide range of fields. How did you become a researcher at a private company? You might have had the option to be a researcher in the academic world.
Flexibly taking on a research theme and living as a researcher
You decided to be a researcher at a private company with a forward-looking manner. You must have had a lot of companies you could have chosen from. What are the reasons that made you decide to choose Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.?
Is it actually possible to change your research theme?
Watching the world’s research environment closely and learning about cutting edge research
As you work in your research post, are there any programs that you think are good?
Specifically, what advantages are there?
Showing respect to diversity to create synergy and reinforce advantages
Each researcher is allowed to perform activities with a certain level of freedom despite it being a research institute of a private company. The organization has the flexibility to accept the diversity. While both the employees and organization are attractive, what kind of approach do you want to take regarding to take on the challenge of research activities, or vitalize Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.?