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

Looooong Hiring Processes

Long hiring processes ensure that new employees are a good fit and retention rates are high. It means that people are less shy when they start and initial barriers are minimal.

In environments where ideas need to be generated and debated quickly, having these solid relationships from the start are a big help.

Example: From a confidential interview with the representative director of the Japanese arm of a large international creative agency.

Source: Confidential Interview (2009)