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Title: Perspective study of the Japanese style of management
Authors: Rauf, Hansiya
Keywords: Japanes Styles of Management
Life time employment
Community Consesciousness
Bottom-up decision making
Issue Date:  10
Publisher: Faculty of Management and Commerce South Eastern University of Sri Lanka Oluvil # 32360 Sri Lanka
Citation: Journal of Management. Volume II. No. 1. pp 35-42. October 2004.
Abstract: This paper analyses the merits and demerits of the Japanese style of management. Japan is one of the few countries industrially advanced Its greatness and wealth are due to various industrial activities based on technological prompt application and innovation. This in turn directly or indirectly connected with their history and cultures dominated by family attachment that have contributed much to the constant and wonderful success in promoting National programme with the tools of the Japanese style of management. The Japanese management is based on four pillars. They are Lifetime employment; Seniority based wage and promotions. Community attachment found in company in vertical, reciprocal and bottom up decision-making. Lifetime employment is connected with the school leavers and youngsters. These school leavers are taken to the organization and trained by the senior managers. The management s training of the employees is for team working rather than being task oriented. Creation of the groupism lead to harmony and conformity, together with increase in the productivity. However, this system is not followed in all organizations and by all employees. A noteworthy defective feature of it is that training is given only in one aspect by which the employees could not develop their full capabilities. The benefit of this training is that it makes the employees loyal to the Company and its Heads. So it has its weakness in the individual development. Since the wages is directly related to seniority in the Japanese management system, the management does not lose the employees who were trained by the company. However, these talents do not receive priority in this system. A Iso, as the majority of the Japanese are engaged in farming from the historical time. So. their community feel ings and group spirits are noticeable and observable. In this way, Japan has its own system of management. It is very useful and has many advantages, though it has some weak points, which do not affect the society: j n (he field of its Socio, economic development.
ISSN: 1391-8230
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