amoeba US, ameba [əˈmiːbə]
Any of various one-celled aquatic of the order, able to change shape because of the movements of cell processes. Consists of a mass of protoplasm containing one or more nuclei surrounded by a flexible outer membrane.
The success of any business relies on its people and its ability to adapt to change. This is why Calsoft practices an innovative management structure composed of small teams called Amoeba units, based on a system invented by Kyocera Corporation’s founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori.
Amoebas are teams of three to five members that focus on a particular product or service. Each amoeba has a unit leader who manages the team as its own business, while the other members collaborate as a team to reach its targets. The transparency of this program gives employees at all levels an opportunity to apply real-life business skills to their technical abilities. As part of an Amoeba unit, employees see the immediate impact of their effort and are transformed into business owners, which in turn, help them understand our customers.
These Amoebas foster teams with deep reservoirs of expertise, demand entrepreneurial mindsets that can take full accountability — and most importantly –shape a fluid organization that responds quickly to a changing market.
Amoebas are designed to collaborate across multiple platforms, creating synergetic and holistic solutions for clients – making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Objectives of Amoeba Management
1. Establish A Market-Driven Divisional Accounting System
A fundamental business principle: Maximize revenues and minimize expenses. Operating as a large organization can be like steering a large ship, resulting in wasted resources and stunted growth. To foster smart efficiency, Calsoft is divided into many small accounting units that can promptly respond to market changes.
2. Cultivate Leaders in Business Technology
Amoeba Management divides the organization into small units and rebuilds it as a unified body of discrete enterprises. Employees with an entrepreneurial spirit are empowered and entrusted to become amoeba leaders that manage their own teams, developing them into capable and talented leaders who experience first-hand how technology can be applied to make a difference in the world.
3. Full Engagement and Ownership
Management is not only for managers. Through our Amoeba program, employees work in small teams where they can understand how their effort impacts the bottom the line and how their individual effort contributes to the greater whole – making the sense of purpose and accomplishment more tangible. When passion and contribution come together, the sky is the limit.