Patterns of Creativity in Japan Lessons from Successful Japanese Companies – A Resource

After-Hours Socializing

“In the bacchanalian heat of eating, drinking, and discussing, offbeat ideas are tossed about, expanded, picked apart, and playfully combined with new ideas.” (p89).

After-hours socializing helps build relationships and facilitates feedback.

Source: Tatsuno, S. (1990). Created in Japan: from imitators to world-class innovators.