Leadership in Japan. - Erfolgreich Führen in Zeiten der Krise - Iris Kuhnert, ICM Consulting. 6. Rechts- und Steuertag Japan. Düsseldorf, 1. - PDF

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Leadership in Japan - Erfolgreich Führen in Zeiten der Krise - 6. Rechts- und Steuertag Japan Düsseldorf, 1. Juli 2009 Iris Kuhnert, ICM Consulting ICM Consulting, 2009 ICM Consulting Founded1995 by Iris

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Leadership in Japan - Erfolgreich Führen in Zeiten der Krise - 6. Rechts- und Steuertag Japan Düsseldorf, 1. Juli 2009 Iris Kuhnert, ICM Consulting ICM Consulting, 2009 ICM Consulting Founded1995 by Iris Kuhnert, M.A. Our services: International leadership development Cross-Cultural Competence Workshops Teambuilding for multi-cultural and diverse teams Coaching for Expatriates (Transition Coaching) Executive Coaching Change und Post-Merger Integration Alliance partners in Asia, USA and Europe ICM Consulting, A challenge for leaders in Japan The Economic Crisis Japan s economy is expected to contract by 6% this year! ICM Consulting, How do leaders respond to the economic crisis? Spin off non-core units like hot-spring resorts Cutting staff Zeal for mergers and acquisitions Rely on fiscal stimulus Is this enough to drive Japan s long-term economic growth? ICM Consulting, Leaders in Japan are facing more challenges than just the economic crisis: Demographic changes Increasing need to globalize business Blend of traditional Japanese and Western values found in the younger generation ICM Consulting, What else is important? Reflect and develop your leadership style and leadership skills Create a system to develop and to support your staff Why is this important? Because the majority of reasons which make a company a great place to work have to do with how people are treated and what values drive interpersonal interaction. ICM Consulting, Characteristics of a Great Place to work: High level of trust, mutual respect and equality Feeling proud to be a part of the organization Being connected with each other Popularity of the company (social reputation) Enable employee s self-realization Well-arranged work conditions Harmonious relationships ICM Consulting, Top 5 Great Places to Work in Japan 2009 No. 1: Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. No. 2: RECRUIT AGENT CO.,LTD (J) No.3: Microsoft Co., Ltd. No. 4: Works Applications Co.,Ltd. (J) No.5: American Express International, Inc Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. ICM Consulting, Where and how to start? Reflect and develop your leadership style and leadership skills Create awareness for merits and demerits of Cultural Business Values found in Japan Explore own leadership style and how values guide your behavior Seek to understand how your staff wants to be lead ICM Consulting, Merits and demerits of Cultural Business Values found in Japan Generalist orientation Long-term orientation Group orientation Hierarchy, Harmony, Relationship ICM Consulting, Cultural Business Environment in Japan Group Orientation Hierarchy Equality ICM Consulting, In case Hierarchy is over emphasized consequences could be: Group members are afraid of making mistakes and hide within the group Individual responsibility diffused leading to a lack of empowerment; group members try to adapt to other members and to external conditions leading to a blame culture to look for outside reasons that have caused a specific situation Hierarchy needs leadership, however, not every senior person is a good leader; often lack of true leadership is hidden behind extreme patriarchic behavior allowing no alignment between individual development of staff and organizational objectives ICM Consulting, Cultural Business Values in Japan Group Orientation Harmony Conflict ICM Consulting, In case Harmony is over emphasized consequences could be: Latent conflicts nagging on peace of mind Constant individual compromises for the sake of the company cause distress In homogenous groups one can become an outsider easily if different opinions arise and the Japanese organization tends to create its own clone instead of addressing diversity within the organization ICM Consulting, Cultural Business Values in Japan Group Orientation Relationship/Group Individualism ICM Consulting, In case Relationship is over emphasized consequences could be: The strong interdependency created will jeopardize the evolution of individual initiatives The high level of certainty can result in a state of boredom; diversity is not appreciated so the organization might miss business opportunities ICM Consulting, First steps towards making organizations attractive and effective: Maintain the positive aspects of traditional values (harmony, hierarchy, ) Help leaders to unlearn the rigidity with which values are lived up to Help leaders to learn how to truly empower their people Support efforts to make organizations an equal job provider to women and men It is not about getting rid of what is being appreciated; It is about how to transform less efficient behavior into sustainable learning & development ICM Consulting, What are the consequences for Leaders in Japan? Create a system to develop and to support your staff! Initiate and implement Leadership Development Programs Create and facilitate Diversity programs Create structured and systematic HR development programs which address demographic and socio-cultural changes Coaching on both, mid-level and top-level management ICM Consulting, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! For further information please contact us at ICM Consulting,
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