2021 年 17 巻 p. 11-35
Today, Work Style Reform is being promoted in Japan, and companies are proceeding with labor management in accordance with law amendments. It is mainly institutional efforts such as reducing working hours and remote work. On the other hand, it has been pointed out that the worth doing of work, such as the fun, satisfaction, happiness, and meaning of working, has been left behind, and companies are also under pressure to respond. Under such circumstances, companies seem to lose sight of the essence of human labor and the direction in which organizations should go. However, in the light of the roots of why humans work, it is considered that the standpoint on which companies should be based is fixed by nature. Therefore, this paper first reviewed the significance of labor to the human being. Then, the challenges facing the current Japanese economy and society were elucidated, and the blind spots hidden in the Work Style Reform as a solution of those problems were revealed. After that, what is really required for corporate organization reform was considered, and the normative policy of corporate organizations and labor were presented.