2017 年 37 巻 2 号 p. 39-50
For the utilization of women’s skills to be effectively promoted, women must be allowed to continue employment and to apply their abilities. In order for these measures operate effectively, it is essential to establish complimentary systems and culture. The prerequisite for establishing these systems and culture is an awareness that promoting active participation by women in the workplace is essential to securing a competitive advantage. Moreover the following is required: (1) First of all, recognize that women are composed of a diverse range of different individuals; and (2) Accept the diversity of women, or in other words adopt a stance of inclusion. IT is also a powerful tool for supporting the systems/cultures and measures described above. More effective use of IT facilitates handling of the circumstances of each and every individual in ways that better match their individual needs.