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PROJECT MANAGER YUTO SEKI

関 侑人 YUTO SEKI
INTERVIEW

自分の未来のために、相手の未来のために。

PROFILE

2016
Graduated from Department of Architecture, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University
2016
Joined DE-SIGN INC.
関 侑人 YUTO SEKI
What kind of work were you looking for when you were job hunting?
I wanted to become an adult who could earn money under my own name in the future. I decided when I was a student that I would become a person who could earn 10 million yen at the age of 30 as an easily understandable basis for that. Looking for a place to work where I could develop the skills and abilities I needed, I encountered DE-SIGN. The job of a project manager is to consolidate and support collaboration in a team of multiple parties to carry out a project toward the same goal. I felt that this style of work and the role I would play in it were close to what I was aiming for.
Have you experienced a sense of growth since becoming a project manager (PM)?
Immediately after I joined the company, I was often criticized for my communication skills, and I was at a level where I couldn’t properly convey what I wanted to communicate. From there, I developed a habit of thinking, “How can I make it easier for others to understand what I want to say? What will people think when they hear this?” I guess I’ve matured one step at a time by rethinking my words and actions. I have a particularly strong recollection of a project I worked on in my third year with the company. It was a project delivered with me taking the lead and communicating with all the parties involved. I was sincerely overjoyed when the client introduced me with a look of satisfaction, saying, “This man built this office for us.”
関 侑人 YUTO SEKI
What makes you happy at work?
I feel a sense of joy when I see a client pleased with the work I do, but I also enjoy the moments when I am able to persuade or draw out good information from them by conveying my thoughts.
How do you switch on and off between work and your personal life?
I do enjoy time for myself on my days off even if I have to push myself a little (laughs). I also don't miss workouts, which I’ve decided to do at least three times a week. Even when I’m not working, I definitely do the things I’ve decided on doing. I think the ideal work style is turning what you love into a job so that it doesn’t really feel like work.
What is your current vision for your future?
My ideal member of society is someone who can create new things from scratch. Eventually, I would like to put my passion into something and be able to say, “I created this,” so I consider the skills and abilities I am cultivating in my PM work to be an investment in my future.

MY WAY OF THINKING

For my future, and for the future of others.

I work in order to enrich my own life. That’s why I want to do my job so that the people I interact with can also feel fulfilled. With this in mind, I aim to make sure that everyone involved in a project finishes it with a smile on their face, saying, “We achieved a good result.” I feel that such a relationship is influential in a way that mutually enriches each other's lives.

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