Akira Sugiura

A business
anthropologist

Based in Helsinki, Finland

Guiding companies through changes, using research to make informed decisions.

Business
Anthropology
Inquiry

Six Ways to
Transform business with
Anthropology

Strategic
Streamlining
Solution


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Internationalize
HR-
Support


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Strategic
Management
Transition


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Adaptive
Onboarding
Programs


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User
Behavior
Insights


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Let’s Talk
Company
Culture!


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Meet Akira

Greetings! Akira Sugiura here, a project manager with 8+ years in HR. My journey from Tokyo to Nagoya enriched my project management skills with Japanese business insights. As a business anthropology expert, I offer a fresh perspective. Let’s navigate projects together with a touch of cultural finesse!

My latest thoughts

Remote work and Well-being

There are pros and cons to remote work when it comes to our well-being. It could lead to a heated discussion because there are many things on the line. In…

Which is Better for Well-being: a Flat or Hierarchical Organization?

There is a tendency among startup organizations to idealize flat structures.There are some that even avoid any formal structures at all. The uneasiness with hierarchical relations might derive from an…

Individuality and Collectivity

What do entrepreneurs have in common?Entrepreneurs may share a certain ideology:to be innovative, to be self-reliant, and to be free (for example, from traditions, bureaucracy, or politics). These qualities can…

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Grateful thanks to Erica Nyholm for her photographic works.