American versus Japanese Management


American versus Japanese Management Table Resized

 

Slide 6: McKinsey’s 7-S Framework

 

 

McKinsey 7 S framework

 

 

 

1.1) 7S Framework – Hard

Strategy – A set of actions that you start with and must maintain

Structure – How people and tasks / work are organized

Systems – All the processes and information flows that link the organization together

 

1.2) 7S Framework – Soft

Style – How managers behave

Staff – How you develop managers (current and future)

Superordinate Goals – Longer-term vision

Skills – Dominant attributes or capabilities that exist in the organization

 

2.1) Best practice

 

In Search of Excellence with Tom Peters and Bob Waterman

 

 

In search of excellence – key principles

 

 

2.2) Continuous improvement

 

 

3.1) Cost before quality

 

3.2) Quality before cost

 

Controlling and its Importance in Management

 

 

4.1) Explicit control mechanisms

 

4.2) Implicit control mechanisms

 

15 Worst Business Decisions Ever

 

 

5.1) Fast decisions

 

5.2) Consistent decisions

 

6.1) Focus on results

 

6.2) Focus on process improvement

 

 

7.1) Heterogeneous culture

 

7.2) Homogeneous culture

 

8.1) Individual first

 

8.2) Team first

 

9.1) Less meetings, technology mediated

 

9.2) More meetings, face to face

 

10.1) Loose structured work styles

 

10.2) Structured work styles

 

11.1) Loyalty to profession

 

11.2) Loyalty to company

 

12.1) Participatory management

 

12.2) Consensus decision-making

 

13.1) Priority order: Shareholder, Customer, Employee

 

13.2) Priority order: Customer, Employee, Supplier, Community, Country, Shareholder

 

14.1) Protestant Work Ethic – More financial success emphasis

 

14.2) Confucian Work Ethic – More emphasis on status

 

15.1) Rapid evaluation and promotion

 

15.2) Slow evaluation and promotion

 

Investopedia Video: How To Calculate Return On Investment (ROI)

 

 

16.1) Return On Investment (ROI)

 

16.2) Return On Relationships

 

17.1) Risk takers

 

17.2) Risk adverse

 

18.1) Segmented concern for employees

 

18.2) Holistic concern for employees

 

19.1) Self sponsored retirement

 

19.2) Company retired retirement

 

20.1) Short term employment

 

20.2) Lifetime employment

 

The company man: Myths and realities of lifetime employment (1988) Part A

 

 

The company man: Myths and realities of lifetime employment (1988) Part B

 

 

 

21.1) Short term relationships and strategies

 

21.2) Long term relationships and strategies

 

22.1) Specialized career paths

 

22.2) Non-specialized career paths

 

Worksheet at:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/238149505/American-Versus-Japanese-Management-Worksheet

 

American versus Japanese Culture

Gung Ho (Movie) – American versus Japanese Culture

 

 

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