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  • 1964

    The Beginning

    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

  • 1972

    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)

  • 1978

    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.

  • 1987

    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.

  • 1989

    More Programs To Come

    The first Basic Management Program, which used to be called Practical Management Training, was conducted in Japan.

  • 1995

    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.

  • 1999

    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.

  • 2001

    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.

  • 2003

    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.

  • 2005

    One Step in a Million Steps

    The first Organizational Efficiency Survey was introduced as a flagship solution to organizational development. BCon Shanghai was established.

  • 2009

    Our Worldwide Expansion

    BCon appointed The Schutz Company as the LIFO agent for the United States, and the manager of the LIFO worldwide business.

  • 2012

    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.

  • 2014

    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.

  • 2015

    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.

  • 2017

    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.

  • 2018

    Our Global Partners

    Business Consultants South East Asia and Thailand was established with the head office in Bangkok. .