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

Better Off Apart

Breaking up tightly coupled areas of the company can create (1) outward focus, (2) increased awareness of other industries and customer needs, and (3) competition.

Example: This was the result when Japan National Railways was split up into regional components.

Source: Katayama, O. (1996). Japanese business into the 21st Century: strategies for success.