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I worked at Toda full-timeDoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEODoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
The relatively small size and familiar atmosphere mean that it's not hard to move around, especially as a westerner. There is a lot of work to be done in terms of modernizing the organization and implementing technology.
The divisions between departments and branches mean that it's very hard to implement change. Like many Japanese organizations, the rank and file know the problems but don't feel able to point them out. The upper management is insulated and clueless. The company is not meeting the challenges it needs to if it intends to compete.
Advice to Management
Retire. Promote your best middle managers and empower them. Hire talent from other industries to help you reorganize and modernize. Make salaries merit based rather than age based.
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