In 2007 Menno Lanting of De Baak Management Center VNO NCW initiated an idea to organize an inspiration trip to Japan. He invited several people to develop the idea. This is the format that Plussage B.V. presented after research in Japan involving interviews, trips and photo’s.
Japan can be at the same time an inspiration and a pain for foreigners. From a business perspective Japan inspires to improve continuously for perfection. The latest gadgets, methods and design can be found in any given streets of Tokyo. Their culture, their loyalty to the company they work for and their work ethics are so different from the West that the Japanese continuously challenge the beliefs, standards and experience of the Western traveler. To be big in Japan as a foreigner demands flexibility.
In 2008 we decided not to continue with the idea as Japan as we got further requests from Dutch business people of the other parts of the world, such as: China, Vietnam, India, Middle East and South America. We hope to organise further research in the future.
About the PDF file
In this presentation (pdf) you see the concept of the promotion made by Ruben Steeman of Buro Rust (www.burorust.nl) and the ideas for the trip.
In each slide you will find an image of Japan or the Japanese that inspired the program. The terms on the top-left indicate tag-words for Japan. The words on the bottom indicate what the themes of parts of the trip/training/reflection can be.
In 2008 we invested in the Japanese consulting and headhunting Firm Divina Enterprise (for the DESEA Division), based in Akasaka 2-chome. Our aim with this investment is to learn about the country. This way we have local presence and knowledge.
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