Japanese Management Style
This research reviews the Japanese style of manufacturing management. Management problem solving approaches, leadership styles, worker attitudes and thinking processes, and inventory and production management techniques are addressed. The approach in this review to the development of an understanding of the Japanese style of management is to compare Japanese managerial practices with American managerial practices.
Japanese managers take the theories they find and put them to use (Chen, 1995, pp. 180-196). A theory of work as meaningful living prepares employees for socialization into groups, as does the belief that the company has a legitimate social mission. Powerful managers who demand that employees participate and do not worry about little mistakes motivate the development a strong..