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Shizuka Shimizu of Funleash has been appointed as an advisor to Pallet, a Tohoku-based organization development consulting company.

Shizuka Shimizu of Funleash has been appointed as an advisor to Pallet, a Tohoku-based organization development consulting company.
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Press release: January 24, 2024
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Shizuka Shimizu of Funleash has been appointed as an advisor to Pallet, a Tohoku-based organization development consulting company. *~Aiming together to develop a new regional personnel and organizational model~* Pallet Co., Ltd., which provides organizational development consulting from Tohoku (Head office: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture,
Representative Director Hayama)
Akiko (hereinafter referred to as Pallet) is pleased to announce that Shizuka Shimizu, Representative Director and CEO of FunLeash Co., Ltd., has been appointed as an advisor.

Mr. Shimizu has held positions such as Gap Japan’s human resources manager, Randstad director, and chief human resources development officer (CPO). He has led the way in building human resources systems, disseminating philosophy and vision, and transforming organizations, and his skills are attracting a lot of attention in the industry.

With Ms. Shimizu’s appointment as an advisor, Pallet has a track record of supporting organizational change and women’s employment for companies across the country, mainly in the Tohoku region, as well as Shimizu’s work with various organizations including startups, large companies, local governments, and educational institutions. By combining the advanced know-how that we have supported, we aim to solve the problems of even more organizations.

Mr. Shimizu is also actively involved in academic research in the human resources and organizational fields, including “cross-border learning.” From an academic perspective, we plan to systematize Pallet’s know-how and develop and provide organizational development services backed by theory and practice.

Comments from Shizuka Shimizu upon appointment as Pallet advisor Mr. Shizuka Shimizu

The environment surrounding rural areas is becoming tougher year by year, with a decline in the labor force due to the declining birthrate and an exodus of workers to urban areas. On the other hand, it can also be said that it is a place with unlimited potential, such as attractive industries, thoughtful managers, and diverse people.

As an organizational development consulting company originating from Tohoku, Pallet attracted attention as a unique entity that solves locally-based human resources and organizational issues. I would like to work with Pallet, which has been involved in the management and organizational development of local small and medium-sized
enterprises, to develop an unprecedented personnel and organizational model centered on “workers.” Furthermore, we would like to expand our value not only to Tohoku but also to more companies in other regions.

Comment from Pallet Representative Director and President Akiko Hayama regarding Mr. Shimizu’s appointment as advisor
Akiko Hayama

As the representative of FunLeash, Mr. Shimizu is constantly taking on new initiatives through consulting for a variety of organizations, including startups, large companies, local governments, and
educational institutions. In addition, we approach solving
organizational issues from both business and academia perspectives, such as validating the measures from an academic perspective.

We are confident that by appointing him as an advisor to our company, we will be able to provide new methods and effective support in addition to Pallet’s traditional approach. Please look forward to the new Pallet that Mr. Shimizu has joined.

[Career of Shimizu Shizuka]
Former Randstad director and chief human resources development officer (CPO). After graduating from university, he joined a Japanese IT company and was assigned to the United States. After returning to Japan, he led the construction of human resources systems, instilled philosophy and vision, and organizational reforms at multiple global companies such as IT, automobile manufacturers, and distribution companies, and has a track record of introducing advanced measures. In 2013, completed the master’s program at Hosei University Graduate School of Policy Planning. Received the best paper award.
2018
Established Funleash Co., Ltd. President of Fun Leasure Academia (Management and Human Resources Leadership Training School), producer of Kyoto University Medical Innovation Graduate School Program, and official LinkedIn influencer. Currently, he provides external support to various organizations such as startups, large companies, local governments, and educational institutions. Active in a wide range of areas including strategic human resources and system construction, organizational and cultural change, organizational development, and leadership development. 2020 “LinkedIn Influencer of the Year TOP10” Areas of expertise: strategic human resources, talent management, leadership development, organizational development, D&I (diversity and inclusion), transformation, vision penetration, culture cultivation, etc.
Writing and research: Translated business books such as Ulrich’s “Human Resources Competency” and Wayne Baker’s “Social Capital.” Co-author of “Future Map of Career Management”

■Reference information
●About Pallet Co., Ltd. https://pallet.work/
Head office location: 4-18-7 Mukoyama, Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture OFFICE canvas107
Established: March 2019
Representative: Akiko Hayama, Representative Director
Capital: 3.88 million yen (as of the end of December 2023)
Business details: We support the organizational development of companies mainly in the Tohoku region, with the vision of “all people can make the most of themselves through work and continue to create a society that leads to happiness together.”

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