Mastering the Deadly Art of Change

Many businesses try to change...but few succeed.

At best, a few buzzwords and new reports become part of the company’s structure. At worst, programs crash and burn, and everyone becomes irreparably disillusioned with the revolving door of new-mission statements. According to David Shaner, a business consultant with a 100 percent success rate of change at companies including Duracell, Frito-Lay, Ryobi, and Gillette, the problem is that the implemented changes don’t address either individuals or the corporate culture. They’re only on the surface.

The Importance of Networking

One of the most effective ways to grow a business and advance your career in Japan is to make an effort at networking.

Cultural Communications: The Key to Language Fluency

Communication is about more than just grammar and vocabulary. It’s about getting your message across. However, sometimes the message gets lost due to cultural differences. Learn how to overcome this pitfall.

How To Embrace Life's Only Constant

The Japan HR Society on "CHANGE"---what it is, its faces and stages, and some DOs and DON'Ts for HR professionals to keep in mind to help their respective organizations manage and lead change.

Retention vs Abolition: Japan's Capital Punishment Policy Under Dispute

The recent change of leadership in Japan may affect the penal system, in particular, the system of capital punishment.

Pride Before Pitch

For some reason, arrogance has got a bad name, time to set the record straight.

Workforce management in Japan

We've all heard it. Japan is the fastest aging society in the industrialized world. But how does this impact us now and in the future?

Diversity in the workplace

If you want to go beyond the WHYs of implementing a Diversity & Inclusion program in your company, read this Editorial for some practical advise on HOW to get senior management on board with Diversity.


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