When it comes to our favorite way to learn, few things beat the experience of a field trip. Getting up close with goats and rockets as kids inspired us to get up close with the companies we admire so can really understand the make-up, theories, application and motivation behind their success.
As part of our continued look into the companies featured in the Return on Values Project, we’ve put together a 4-part lesson that will take you inside four different companies and give you a chance to not only examine a best practice, but also use the videos and discussion guides to work through each lesson with your team. By the...
(How do you challenge centuries of culture when it comes to building innovative, impactful and values-driven business? Check out the synopsis of Shinobo Ishizuka’s presentation at the Small Giants Summit in Chicago this September.)
Did you know Japan is home to some 3,000 companies with a history of 200 years or more? While it is a proud nation with rich traditions, Japan is going through a massive social transformation. Lifetime employment is no more. The middle class is quickly disappearing. Fierce loyalty to the company that once was the hallmark of Japanese workers is being replaced by individualistic desire for self-actualization. The changes not only bring struggles but also opportunities. Many second- and...