ERIC Number: ED248318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-17
Reference Count: 0
Continuous Learning within Japanese Organizations.
This report describes what Japanese organizations have been and are doing to develop their human resources to achieve a high degree of individual and organizational effectiveness and productivity. The first part presents case studies of 16 organizations--both private industry and government--based on interviews conducted in September 1981 in Japan. Part II is a management discussion drawn from the individual company and organization findings. The first of four sections in part II focuses on how the successful development of Japanese employees is stimulated and nourished by continuous learning that is integrated with management's work processes, organizational structure, and the work environment. The next section discusses the personnel systems that aid the good management of human resources by complementing and reinforcing the development of employees, coordinating training, and integrating educational programs. A third section addresses the integration of training and education programs with self-development and continuous learning and through the work. The fourth section concerns how Japanese culture supports continuous learning. A summary reviews principles of management that contribute to productivity, team management, and the organization's capacity for changing technologies. Continuous learning is advocated as the key to successful practices in the management and development of people. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Japanese Culture, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Organizational Effectiveness, Personnel Management, Productivity
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: A publication of the Continuous Learning Center.