Managing for Creativity in Japan Talking with Foreign Executives in Japan

Patterns Tagged ‘motivation’
A Hands-On Management Environment

“….The amount of time spent face-to-face in Japan is probably double or triple what a Westerner would expect from their manager….”

What’s the Reward for Being Creative?

“…What’s the reward for taking a risk in Japan? I don’t know. Are you going to get paid more? Probably not….”

Not Motivated by Money

“…if you are working for a domestic company and you leave to work in a foreign company for more money – I don’t think that you would be particularly well respected by the colleagues that you left behind….”

Recognition for a Job Well Done

“Although it is a performance based system people are driven by different motivators. People don’t perform well in order to get a move or a promotion; they do it to get recognition for a job well done. This is why we don’t give tips in Japan – you take pride in your work. Those kinds […]