Managing for Creativity in Japan Talking with Foreign Executives in Japan


“Getting very busy people to carve out 3-days to do an off-site session was hard but you know once they did it some of those managers would go out on as many as four or five. These are heads of function of one of the busiest organizations on earth. Once they saw the value they would carve out the time, but getting that buy-in was especially critical in the Japanese environment. Because they won’t just do it because it needs to be done, they have to see the value.”

This post is part of a series of excerpts from interviews with foreign executives in Japan, focusing on creativity. Excerpts have been edited for confidentiality.
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