JAPANESE CULTURE GENERALLY VALUES THE GROUP ABOVE THE INDIVIDUAL
This group mentality means that everyone has more awareness of each other. This leads to the image of respect and humbleness that the Japanese are well-known for. The first place you’ll notice this value will be in the office decision making process.
Coming to a final decision might take longer than you’d expect. Don’t be surprised to have multiple meetings before an action is agreed upon. In many cases, many people will be invited to the meetings, whether they actively participate in the discussion or not. It’s based on the idea that when you have more people involved in decision making, you obtain more information and clarity on a topic before deciding on a plan of action. On the flip side, this can be a tedious process that leads to slow progress and more work when you need to make decisions quickly. At PUMA, though, because there are people from all over the globe, we try to streamline this process based on our own brand values.