Title

Will Your Workers Sing The Company Song

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1984

Publisher

American Society for Training and Development

Abstract

Discusses issues that must be addressed before Japanese style management techniques can be adapted to and implemented in American companies. For example, employee issues such as paternalism, loyalty, growth needs, job rotation, and privacy are different in the 2 cultures. There are also striking differences in the organizational issues involved: life-time employment, focused-factory concept, time perspective, measurement, reward system, company philosophy, training, interdependence, and top-level commitment.