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

Organization as ‘Process’ not ‘Structure’

View the organization as a ‘flow’ of ideas, abilities and resources. “If anything should go wrong in one department, others should sense the problem and help without having to be asked”.

This also develops trust, leading to higher levels of information sharing.

Example: This is part of the Kao Corporation management philosophy.

Source: Dutta, S.W. (??). Kao Corporation – transformation of a company to a university.