We are delighted to welcome a new consultant to our European team, Emma Johnson.
Emma is based in Manchester, UK and will therefore be focusing on helping Japanese companies operating in the north of England - a continuation of her previous work supporting inward investment into the region. Emma will be facilitating our "Working Effectively with Japanese colleagues, partners and clients" seminar in Manchester in June.
Dec 16, 2014 04:12 AM
by Pernille Rudlin
I am not in the slightest bit surprised by this research
showing that Japan's Cool Biz policy - a government "recommendation" since 2005 that companies don't switch on the air conditioning until temperatures reach 28 degrees centigrade, in order to reduce carbon emissions - reduces productivity.
At a recent talk I attended on how the founders of the modern Japanese state and business had fearlessly travelled and lived abroad, there was a keen discussion afterwards as to how this spirit of adventure could be revived amongst young Japanese people now.
Following on from her article on why Germans work less hours than Japanese employees, Professor Ulrike Schaede takes a look in a second article at the need for a German “golden middle path” in Japanese management style.