Researchers at Omron Corporation, a Japanese component manufacturer, were expected to undertake collaborative activities under the concept of "Kyouso" (collaborative innovation), and "Wa" (harmony). To this end Omron placed importance on two key points 1) "open minded communication" - sharing values and visions to get valuable output from collaboration. And 2) "finding the right partner" - partnering with the top people was strongly expected. To facilitate synthesis and meetings of the mind amon...

BPIR Categories

8.1.1 Leaders develop/manage org culture,vision&values
9.7.1 Encourage employee involvement and feedback
9.7.2 Provide mechanisms for internal communication

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