Business Consultants, Inc. (BCon) was established in 1964, the year the Tokyo Olympics was held. We were the first player in the field of management consulting in Japan
Our First Network
Business Consultants, Inc. (BCon) started to co-operate with W. Warner Burke – the Chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Conducted first 2 workshops: Management Development Program and Organization Development Conference (by Warner Burke)
The First LIFO Workshop
The first LIFO Workshop was implemented in Japan. Until now, LIFO which was developed by Dr. Atkins and Katcher under the influence of Peter.F.Drucker still remains as a core method in our programs.
The Beginning of THE®
BCon started to conduct The Human Element, which was developed by Dr. Will Schutz, the creator of FIRO® theory and FIRO® instruments, for people to work most productively together and function cooperatively at the highest level of efficiency.
More Programs To Come
The first Basic Management Program, which used to be called Practical Management Training, was conducted in Japan.
The Beginning of ITS
The Innovative Thinking System Program was invented by Bcon Consultants. Until now, this prgram still remains as one of our flagship programs.
Our First International Branch
Business Consultants Korea was established as the first move of Business Consultants Inc to conquer the international market.
BCon Japan joined the Business Ethics Research Center, which was the first Japanese state office to analyze and promote ethical behavior in the business environment.
One Big Step
Business Consultants, Inc. purchased the two LIFO companies, Allan Katcher International Inc. and Stuart Atkins Inc. in order to integrate the worldwide reach and expertise of both companies.
We Joined Keidanren
BCon Japan joined Keidanren – Japan Business Federation – a comprehensive economic organization with a broad membership of 1329 Japanese companies in 109 industry associations.
One Step in a Million Steps
The first Organizational Efficiency Survey was introduced as a flagship solution to organizational development. BCon Shanghai was established.
Our Worldwide Expansion
BCon appointed The Schutz Company as the LIFO agent for the United States, and the manager of the LIFO worldwide business.
The Beginning of VIA
VIA (Value in Action) Program was introduced with an aim of enhancing employee engagement at work and promoting their quality of life.
A Big Year For Us
This year marked the 50-year anniversary of Business Consultants, Inc. Strength-based Resilience Program, which was developed by Toronto University, was implemented to enhance people’s ability to tolerate and overcome hardship.
Beginning of BcSS program
BCon Sustainable Strategy Program was developed in co-operation with the Natural Step NGO to provide a holistic approach for sustainable management.
The Beginning of Bcon Vietnam
Business Consultants Vietnam was established with an aim of promoting the happy working life and enhancing organizational effectiveness in the Vietnamese market.
Our Global Partners
Business Consultants South East Asia and Thailand was established with the head office in Bangkok. .