Motivational System in Japanese Corporations

Author: Ion POPA
Published in: Vol.5 / 2004

      The motivation is a feeling which provides energy, action, or calls in the action an individual, guiding his behavior to a target, to an objective.
      In Japanese firms, it doesn’t exist almost any difference as concerns the wages and employees promotion with the same number of years in work experience. Generally, Japanese companies offer two motivation types for their employees: material motivations (wages and rewards) and complex motivations (promotion). In Japan, wages, rewards and promotions are determined by age and by experience. In other words, having as specific elements life employment and length of service, Japanese corporations still base on so called Japanese management system,. In the last years, developed firms made great efforts for gradually adopt an motivation system to point out the performance and the potential.