The problem addressed by the campaign:
When studying at Harvard Business School, Yoshito Hori
noticed significant differences in the curriculum and corporate structure in
the United States compared to his native Japan:
- Harvard used the “case method” style
of teaching that appeared to be more effective than the traditional lecture
style of teaching.
- The corporate hierarchy in Japan was very rigid and
structured around seniority. Junior employees did not have the freedom to
express themselves, and there was little flexibility in terms of career
Conclusions and Recommendations:
- As an
entrepreneurial organization it is important to believe in the possibility and
potential of employees.
work innovatively when they are not managed by strict order, but are guided by
a corporate culture and set of values.
support of managing directors is very valuable. When expanding, place strong
inside employees in new positions instead of hiring outside talent.
junior employees move to a new business, give them guidance and encouragement,
through which they will come to understand how to accommodate their own
personal missions with their business expectations.
- Tailor client needs to fit
different markets and geographies. Although there is a common culture through
the organization, the business needs to be flexible enough to accommodate different