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

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“The lack of respect afforded to young people only ends up stifling their creative energy and motivation and exacerbating their disengagement from society….(creating employees who) see no value or reward in rocking the boat”

Open job (internal/external) competition to those who are socially marginalized – all ages, genders, ethnicities and nationalities.

Opportunities for lateral mobility will allow people to take risk

Source: Hashimoto, A. (2004). Power to the imagination. Asia Program Special Report – The Creativity Problem and the Future of the Japanese Workforce – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 121, pp9-12.