"Look for the good" to be undertaken anew.

新潟県長岡市 アパレル衣類修整のプロ集団 山田修整有限会社
The Pollyanna Story.

I am Yoshida, president of Yamada Shusei Ltd., a professional apparel garment repair group in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture.


Have you ever heard of the term "look for the good"? The term "look for the good" was made famous by the TV program "Pollyanna Story," which aired from January to December 1986.


You may be thinking, "What's so new about this?" but I believe that it is worthwhile for managers to re-evaluate their efforts to "look for the good" in their work.


American psychologist Charles E. Osgood introduced the psychological term "Pollyanna Effect" in 1964. 


He said,

"Positive words have a greater positive impact than negative words."

"In the written word, positive words have a greater impact than negative words." 

"Positive, optimistic words are more likely to move people's hearts and minds."


I believe that "breaking out of the status quo" is one of the challenges for all managers, regardless of industry or type of business.


Three points to break through the status quo

1) Do more

2) Be creative

3) Imitate those who are doing well.


 To imitate those who are doing well, you need to have an honest heart.


I, too, would like to renew my efforts to "look for the good."