Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Container Shipping Group Plans for Future Management by Opening College

Studies Can Build Networks and Promote Corporate Growth
Shipping News Feature

JAPAN – Any major corporate body, whether involved in logistics and freight forwarding or any other industry, takes the precaution of ensuring the company will pass into good hands in the future. This month container and general shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced a programme to train candidates for the next-generation of executive management, targeting employees who work in MOL Group companies all over the world.

MOL says its business fields have been expanding in step with economic globalisation and this programme will help participants from all over the world acquire the management skills to demonstrate their leadership on the front lines of business and to become a driving force for innovation. The programme will also promote a sense of unity among the participants by building awareness of problems and shared MOL Group values that transcend differences in business divisions, nationalities, and cultures.

To this end the first participants of the ‘MOL Global Management College’ totalled 20, including 8 national staff from subsidiaries and 12 from the head office. There will be three terms, in August, October and December. The curriculum covers MOL business and operations performed in the head office, the midterm management plan ‘Steer for 2020’, and initiatives on safe operation, as well as various lectures and workshops related to management and leadership skills.

The participants will also develop a proposal to promote the further growth of the MOL Group and present it to top management in the final term and, in addition, the programme will allow the participants to utilise the personal networks they develop during their mutual studies and share ideas between course terms even after they have returned to their individual worksites.