Although the company i work for is quite old school

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Although the company I work for is quite "old-school Japanese" I have found that actually the Japanese employees that are sent here are carefully selected for those who have more of an international outlook. Also, it's certainly not a demotion or sign of poor performance to be sent here. It's actually generally a track to upper management upon returning home to Japan. This all rings true to me as well. However, it may depend on the company but I'm rather sure most Japanese dispatched here are often the high-achievers. I know for example one engineer sent to a certain car company's plant specifically due to his high skill level as they needed him to improve their production line. One European commenter stated a preference for working with Japanese companies over Americans: As an european, from my personal experience, working with Americans is way more problematic then Japenese. I mostly agree but indeed, there are some generalizations which don't always apply. All quoted comments are verbatim, errors included.
Reference: Hashimoto, R. (2010). 10 cultural contrasts between U.S. & Japanese companies (Blog post). December 15, 2010. Retrieved from: - between-us-and-japanese-companies-a-personal-view/ Collapse Mark as Read RE: When in Japan... Paul Tran Email this Author 10/14/2014 7:40:38 PM Hello John, Great, informative post! It really introduces us to the compare and contrast of the US and Japanese ways of business conduct. It seems like the Japanese are favored in this article and is it because the author is Japanese himself? But what you've presented seems true. This is evident particularly in the automobile industry. It appears that over the years, studies have shown that Japanese cars have seem to be more reliable than American cars. This may have to do with the Japanese making work a priority over everything else as you've mentioned along with other factors related to business efforts. Reference: Buying a car: are japanese cars more reliable? (2014). Auto trader. Retrieved on October 14, 2014 from - more-reliable.jsp Collapse Mark as Read RE: When in Japan... Kristen Roberts Email this Author 10/13/2014 3:15:07 PM
After doing some reading and research, I have realized that Japan's business conduction is based off of relationships from start, style of contract and continuing friendship. The Americans seem much more cut and dry. They get in and out, make a deal and contract that is very detailed because time is money. My personal opinion is the Americans are money hungry and care less about the friendship and relationship aspect of the contract and deal. That is just what I see by what I have read so far about business partnerships in America compared to other countries. Collapse Mark as Read RE: When in Japan... Rhonda Alexander Email this Author 10/15/2014 8:55:31 PM I tend to agree with you Kristin. In the American business world, it seems it's every man for himself.

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