【学LEARN】Business Culture Class (BCC) 05 "Work Ethic: What is in a good day's work?"

posted Jun 15, 2015, 7:46 PM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Jun 15, 2015, 7:47 PM ]

::::: Class Report on June 13th, 2015:::::

 

【学LEARNBusiness Culture Class (BCC) 05 "Work Ethic: What is in a good day's work?"

 

On June 13th 2015, we held our "Business Culture Class (BCC) 05" with the topic “Work Ethic: What is in a good day's work?”. 10 participants including the former ICT member Lachlan visiting Tokyo joined us!

 

All participants enjoyed playing “Salaryman Showdown” game and we moved on the discussion part, where we talked about as follows;

What things indicate that a person is a diligent worker / employee / professional?

What is considered “a good day’s work”?

How is Japan (or your country) unique in its values?

 


For example, overtime work, voluntary work and community spirits we Japanese considered work ethics were accepted by the Japanese people as virtuous. One could find a pleasure in work that could not be found elsewhere.  

From primary school on, Japanese society encourages community spirit and voluntary service, such as when children clean their schools and help junior students. Individualism is discouraged. In school sports, group competition is the rule.

In the workplace, there are regular consultations on how to improve company performance. Organizations try to create a community of workers of one for all and all for one.

 

However, our ethics are getting changed to the things we do what we want to do, we love what we do although a few of us can do what we love at work. What do you work for? You would say that salary, job satisfactions, promotions…

 

A big thank-you to all attendees for making our class more memorable and to the super great facilitator Kevin with all preparations! We hope all of you spent a great Saturday afternoon and learned something new for Japanese Work Ethics.

We are looking forward to seeing you at next BCC class on Saturday July 11th!





Written by Jojo