A company’s depends on an organization’s objectives and serves as the framework in which practices run and business is done. The essay will discuss the Western vs. the Japanese model.
Japan’s company systems are cross functional in that, the employees are assigned several works within the organization and their careers are developed within the organization. In the Western, however, employees only get promoted within a specific department and their career advancement is within a market.
In terms of business approach, the American boss is considered socially unconnected to the rest of the workforce and is entirely responsible for decision-making. The Japanese, however, has a character of heroism gotten from the samurai beliefs; hence, they tend to be closely bound with the employees. In addition, the decisions are made collectively which creates a platform for positive decisions unlike in the Western countries where the boss makes, stands or falls by them. In terms of ranks, the Japanese have it more defined than in America, which makes it much easier for the highly ranked to receive decisions from a lower counterpart, without any sense of intimidation.
The Japanese cultural organizational model is becoming harder to follow especially in large organizations. Hence, management of these companies has taken steps by consciously scheming intergroup co-ordination methods drifting the stress from superiority to merit obtained through experience as a promotion criterion.