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Business Improvement Idea Awards

Osaka University solicited suggestions regarding work improvement from faculty and staff both in order to improve work efficiency and also to increase the awareness of faculty and staff that they could be participants in work improvement.

Suggestions submitted were passed on to a working group. The working group considered the merits of the suggestions and then passed on a report with their recommendation(s) to the trustee in charge of office reform. Suggestions adopted by the working group were implemented and, additionally, the faculty or staff member(s) who had submitted the suggestion(s) were awarded a "Business Improvement Idea Award." (This project was carried out from March 2007 through March 2015.)

Business Improvement Idea Award winners and their ideas -- 2007 ~ 2014

2014-2015 academic year

Affiliation Name Suggestion Award
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases FUJIWARA Hitomi Labor saving and efficiency in paperwork for special facilities for Water Pollution Control Act and Sewerage Service Act Business Improvement Idea Award

5 suggestions submitted, 1 adopted.

2013-2014 academic year

Affiliation

Name

Suggestion

Award

Osaka University Hospital MIYASHITA Itsuko Collecting and posting information on available conference rooms

Business Improvement Idea Award

Research Institute for Microbial Diseases 

KOBAMI Yukari

Research Center for Nuclear Physics 
TSUJI Takahiro
Graduate School of Medicine NAKANO Tatsuya
Department of General Affairs and Planning MINAMIOKA Hiroki

28 suggestions submitted, 1 adopted.

2012-2013 academic year

Affiliation Name Suggestion Award

Graduate School of Language and Culture

SAKATA Masao

SOGA Katsushige

Reducing office work by revising part of the Osaka University Regulations for Honoraria

Business Improvement Idea Award

Graduate School of Language and Culture

ARAKAKI Tetsuya

SAKATA Masao

SOGA Katsushige

Abolishing examinations and report of expenses for international students

Business Improvement Idea Award

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences

MISAKA Makoto

Automating the registration of assets regarding Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Business Improvement Idea Award

Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

OZAKI Michiko

TANIZAWA Mina

Improving office work regarding "invention notification and transfer form"

Business Improvement Idea Award

9 suggestions submitted, 4 adopted.

2011-2012 academic year

Affiliation

Name

Suggestion

Award

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences

MISAKA Makoto

Simplifying procedures for payment for items ordered by faculty members

Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award

Graduate School of Language and Culture

SAKATA Masao

SOGA Katsushige

ARAKAKI Tetsuya

Simplifying office work regarding bad-debt loss
Business Improvement Idea Award

8 suggestions submitted, 2 adopted.

2010-2011 academic year

Affiliation Name Suggestion Award
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

MIYATAKE Tomoko

MIYOSHI Noriko

TAKAGISHI Miharu

SAWADA Tomoko

Simplifying office work regarding visiting cards Business Improvement Idea Award
Graduate School of Human Sciences

OCHI Manabu

Simplifying procedures for tuition fee and/or entrance fee exemption Business Improvement Idea Award

13 suggestions submitted, 4 adopted.

2009-2011 academic year

Affiliation

Name

Suggestion

Award

Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

MATSUDA Kouzo

Preparation of instructions for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

KANEDA Kouzo

Abolishing work log for temporary workers covering staff taking maternity leave Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award

26 suggestions submitted, 6 adopted.

2008-2009 academic year

Affiliation Name Suggestion Award
Institute of Laser Engineering

NISHITANI Futoshi

KASHIMOTO Kana

Labor contracts for international researchers working for multiple fiscal years Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award
Institute of Laser Engineering

KASHIMOTO Kana

Office work at the Support Office regarding authorization of resident eligibility
Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award
University Libraries

MORITSUGU Akihiro

Abolishing regulations for the University-Industry-Government Issues Committee Special Business Improvement Idea Award

24 suggestions submitted, 6 adopted.

2007-2008 academic year

Affiliation Name Suggestion Award
General Affairs Dept.

KITAGAWA Kenji

Improving office work regarding approval of dependents Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award
Law School, Graduate School of Law and Politics

MARUYAMA Keita

Regarding conferment of dead office workers Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award
Graduate School of Medicine

ISHIMOTO Taichi

Promoting the use of KOAN bulletin board Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award
Graduate School of Science

MIYASHITA Tomio

Improving online publication of summary of doctor dissertations Outstanding Business Improvement Idea Award

24 suggestions submitted, 7 adopted.

The winners' affiliations noted are those at the time of submittal.

The university is always open to new suggestions, new ideas. Faculty and staff members hoping to submit one are requested to obtain the form from the My Handai portal site and submit it to the Office Reform Section, General Affairs Division, Department of General Affairs and Planning.

General Affairs and Planning Department

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