Japanese companies that are based in the United States or have offices outside of Japan have a unique challenge when it comes to diversity and inclusion. In fact, the concept of “diversity” in and of itself is very broad and can mean different things to different people in different countries and regions.…
“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
– Alan Alda
We all want to work in an environment that fosters trust, openness and good relationships; that’s how the best companies retain top talent and foster strong teams in the workplace.…
“Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Miscommunication happens all the time in the workplace; for some offices, it even seems to be a way of life. According to the Joint Commission, miscommunications in the medical profession regarding improperly written prescriptions “harms an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States each year, [and results] in upward of $3.5 billion in extra medical costs.”1
That’s a hefty price to pay for hurried and thoughtless communication.…
“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”
Have you noticed that your team is feeling frustrated? Frustration can manifest in many ways, but it typically presents as anger in the meeting room, disrespectful body language (like rolling of eyes) and passive or outright aggression in daily communication.…
“If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.”
Have you ever noticed that when expectations aren’t in alignment, we experience more disappointment and disharmony in the workplace? This is especially true in the modern world where companies are branching out, expanding and merging at such a lightning-fast pace.…
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