Global Leadership: How to Work Effectively with Japan

Explore core Japanese business values that influence work styles and better understand how generational differences impact business.
People & Culture

ExecSense Work With Japan

Format 60 Minute Lesson
Chapters 8
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience C-Suite
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Course Description

In this lesson, RW³ CultureWizard and ExecSense explore core Japanese business values that influence work styles and examines how Japan’s aging population impacts business.

This 8-chapter lesson is led by an expert on the topic, Sue Shinomiya (Principal Consultant – Business Passport), and focuses on the latest developments in Japan’s corporate culture, and why the Japanese market remains so essential to the global economy.

In this 60-minute session, you will learn:

  • A brief overview of Japan’s history, economy, and culture, how they’ve changed and where they’re going, and the influence of “kata”
  • How the Japanese education system—with its focus on one-way teaching, memorization, and observation—influences business relationships, communication, and the nature of the workforce
  • Why non-verbal cues and gestures, shared context, and subtle, tactful expressions are intertwined with success in Japan
  • An in-depth analysis of work hierarchy, group dynamics, and communication styles
  • A list of best practices for group orientation: understanding the needs of the group; remembering that individuals do not have the authority to make on-the-spot decisions; using process-based solutions instead of goal-oriented ones; and nurturing one-on-one relationships within teams

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Sue Shinomiya
Principal Consultant, Business Passport
International Business

ExecSense_Sue Shinomiya

Sue Shinomiya is a consultant, corporate trainer, webinar facilitator, coach and author specializing in global business effectiveness and cultural competency for corporations, virtual global teams and individuals.

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Linda holds a Ph.D. in organizational systems, two Master of Arts degrees in interpersonal communications and organization development, and a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. A former university professor, Linda served on the adjunct graduate faculty at Washington University and wrote the textbook for the school’s Leadership in Technology program. She belongs to the Air Force Association and the Million Dollar Consultants’ Hall of Fame, and she holds numerous certifications, including Director of Professionalism, a designation given by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Senior leaders in construction, retail, financial services, food, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology industries rely on her to help make essential decisions. Some of her major clients include Tyson Foods, Emerson Electric, Kraft Foods, Boeing Aircraft, Estee Lauder, and Merrill Lynch.

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