Hattori smiling bitterly after hear the story about Kagemusha from his friend. The story was so similar to his life experience. The department which under his responsibility is highly rely on Hattori presence all the time. Without him many tasks in the department will be stalled. It is a result of Hattori habits.
Many tasks are done in person by Hattori without involvement of his assistant. He worried to delegating important tasks to the assistans since he was not willing to see the quality of works decreased.
If he let in the assistants to do the important tasks then the completion of the tasks become slower. It’s because Hattori must often halt the work to train his assistants. Plus there are need more additional time for discuss with them since his assistants is not the kind of workers who could be dictated without clear explanation.
Five hundred years after the death of Singen the world has changed. A province or a company no longer rely on one person. In an egalitarian modern enterprises, the fate of the company is determined by the success of the system. The change of manager is not much interfere with the performance of the company. There are properly standard operating procedures, training programs, supervision programs and evaluation programs to ensures all the works are carried out systematic and measurable, so will be easy to repeated by others.
Suddenly Hattori feel that he is fit enough to be a manager at a company which operated 500 years ago