Managing for Creativity in Japan Talking with Foreign Executives in Japan

Patterns Tagged ‘experimenting’
Kaisha vs. Company

“…Everybody has a vested interest in the stability of the system rather than, perhaps, genuine progress….”

Slow Moving

“Well I guess the biggest negative factor is that people don’t in general move as swiftly in the decision making process in Japan when compared to a lot of other places around the world. Even if you look at it from an historical/military perspective for example, in terms of military strategy or political decision making […]

The Purpose of Meetings

“The purpose of meetings is intrinsically different in Japan. Westerners go to meetings to brainstorm, discuss, and hammer things out and decide things. Japanese go to meetings to confirm what has already been agreed, and I think a lot of foreigners never figure that out. So as a manager it’s absolutely critical that you get […]