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

Play After-Hours

Higher levels of after-work socializing in Japanese companies leads to higher levels of confidence and trust in workmates – a key component of the creative climate.

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

Example: The same may be true for foreign minorities working in Japanese companies – higher levels of socializing with Japanese nationals (workmates or otherwise) was linked to higher levels.

Source: Lincoln, J.R. and Kalleberg, A.L. (1990). Culture, Control and Commitment. ; Independent Study (2008).