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

Autonomy breeds Interaction (and vice-versa)

Workers who “enjoy more control and discretion are probably more at ease about developing strong ties with superiors and other workers”. The reverse may also be true – more interaction leads to greater perceived power and freedom.

Example: Finding from a comparative study of American and Japanese factories.

Source: Lincoln, J.R. and Kalleberg, A.L. (1990). Culture, Control and Commitment