TOYOTA Motor: Its Source of Strength
Toyota Motor finally surpassed General Motors in number of cars sold worldwide in the first half of this year. Even in the US, Toyota has outsold Ford to become number two. In America alone this year, Toyota started production in Subaru's home state of Indiana, and Mexico is next. By 2008 Toyota will be in Canada. A new factory will go online in Mississippi in 2010. Toyota could keep growing forever.
Toyota's mid-term goal for 2010 of 10 million cars and 15% world share now seems assured of being met ahead of schedule. While rushing headlong towards expansion, Toyota has taken the time to create a visioning team that will articulate how Toyota can become a socially responsible company on a global scale, with 2015 firmly in its sights. Toyota will release its vision for the future this coming November. We asked president Katsuaki Watanabe what that vision might involve.
Working with Japan
Dealing with A Micro-managing Boss
By Rochelle Kopp
A frequent complaint of Amer icans who work under Japanese supervisors is “micro-management.” From the American perspective, it often feels like Japanese managers like to interfere too much in the work at hand, getting involved in details that an American manager might not concern himself with.
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