Mar 20, 2009
Management by objectives
“The management by objectives” has been popular in Japanese big company since several years ago. However, this system does not fit to Japanese culture. So the pro forma management has spread. In many case, the object is just to evaluate, the managers want to set up the item which is only easy to measure. They spend very long time to set up the target and to evaluate the results. Sometimes it seems just the waste time.
Used to be, the Japanese management style gave the autonomy space for every employee instead of defining their clear mission. The employees need to think by themselves. That is why everyone thought wide items even those are beyond or outside their job. It was one of traditional Japanese company’s strength, such as QC ( quality circle). Because of the adoption of the management by objectives, Japan lost many things and became weak.
Here is original Japanese manga.