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Posts Tagged ‘Performance in Japan’

Already winning the gold: performance in Tokyo


Ten years ago, cities rankings were mainly based on their growth per capita. Today, urban competitiveness revolves around the complex notion of a smart city. As such, one city stands out year after year, securing a top position in almost all city rankings. Tokyo excels due to attributes like livability, transparency, safety, future orientation and agenda, among so many others.

Performance Insights: Corporate Philosophy in Japanese companies


Corporate Philosophy in Japanese companies

As I review organizational identities, I found it interesting that the Corporate / Company Philosophy is often used by Japanese companies as a tool to present corporate identities. On Japanese companies’ websites, this term appears much more frequent than tools such as Values, Vision, Mission . Comparatively, this concept is seldom seen on company websites from other parts of the world.

Toyota Motor Corporation and TPS – champions of performance improvement


Toyota Performance Management

Today more than ever, Toyota continues to be studied by scholars and professionals that are interested to understand how a handful of people that formed the early Toyoda family succeeded in setting one of the one world’s greatest manufacturers. It took decades of hard work, innovation and a unique philosophy to turn what was first a small manufacturer of looms used in the textile industry into a champion in the more competitive and tough automotive global market.

Enterprise Performance Management – State of the art


Enterprise Performance Management - State of the art

Performance Management is one of the most dynamic business disciplines today. Its evolution accelerated over the last 20 years and due to the large number of concepts it employs and unstructured body of knowledge, having a comprehensive view of the current state of  its  evolution is rather challenging.  One way of achieving this is by monitoring the pulse of the discipline as reflected in studies and survey reports covering performance management topics (Brudan, 2010).


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