Our Insights

As part of our commitment to research and community outreach, the Human Element is hosting a blog series in which we will do our best to present diverse perspectives on the field of human and organization development, cultural insights, and emerging best practices.   We actively welcome your participation – English and Japanese language – in these discussions!!!

Competency Models & Coaching

This series will discuss the role of competency models in coach training, accreditation and client work.


This series will reflect on Non-Directive approaches in education, coaching, training and consulting.

Building Practice Skills

This series will explore and present innovative ways of to develop coaching and other human process skills — (internal and external practitioners).

‘Coach Talk’ Interview Series

In the spirit of ‘thought diversity’ we will be talking to coaches, educators in the field and the stakeholders in human development.

Globally-fit Organizations

This series will investigate and present best HR management practices currently being used by globally-fit Japanese organizations.

Toshiro Tominaga

Editor of Globally-fit Organizations

Building Globally-fit Organisational Cultures/My Point of View

– Align human resource management to strategic business goals — recruit, train and develop and reward the best talent. 

– Develop and implement (fit for the business environment) performance management programs — balance the organisation agenda (business goals) with the employee’s agenda (professional development/career track).

– Achieve customer satisfaction through employee satisfaction — effective people management.

– Motivate workers to collaborate with local and global team members —  create a globally consistent corporate culture and core values. 


A seasoned global HR Management specialist (Citibank, PwC), Mr. Tominaga is now using his expertise to develop coaching and other development solutions tailored to the needs of organisations in Japan.  To this task, he brings significant experience in:   HR management in cross-cultural business environment; strategic HR planning (short- and long-term) with a focus on performance management; recruitment and talent development (career counselling – international);  training management skills (certified by Citibank Global Management); labor management – compliance in a global environment;  language/communication skills – ability to communicate within global networks.

Japan – Leadership Development

This series explores Leadership Development challenges/opportunities and evolving approaches.

Fresh Ideas

Innovative this and that, in a variety of fields — readers please post your own favorites.