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

Avoid Training Newcomers (Too Much)

In order to promote positive attitudes and individual initiative among team members, avoid the use of standardized manuals and encourage people to think independently….. “we tell them, don’t wait for instructions, steal whatever you can from your superiors, and then think for yourselves!”

Example: The software industry in Japan

Source: Kohashi, R. and Nakanishi, T. (??). Human resource management in Japanese video software companies.