Overtime and Oversight – The Organizational Challenge Facing Japanese Companies
Japan Discussion Group
Friday 12 October 2007 13:15 to 14:15
Chatham House, London
Speaker: Pernille Rudlin, European Representative, Japan Intercultural Consulting
Japanese companies are facing new organisational challenges as the post war baby boomers start to retire. The pressures are both internal and external. The Japanese version of Sarbanes Oxley will be in force from April 2008, and new legislation is coming through on age discrimination and overtime. Internally, diversity is now a management buzzword, graduate recruitment retention has become a concern and the proportion of temporary staff has increased to 35% of the workforce. There is a dearth of middle managers, and those that are in position are suffering from low morale, lack of training and overwork. These topics will be examined in more detail, and the implications discussed, particularly as they relate to Japanese companies overseas.
Lunch will be available from 12:45-13:15 (£10 charge).
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