The video "Brakeless" that aired on PBS' Independent Lens series offers a stirring view into many management issues as played out at the West Japan Railway (WJR).You are invited to an additional learning opportunity by viewing the whole 55 minutes
(http://video.pbs.org/video/2365343533/ ), reflecting on some of the management principles illustrated, and write an analysis of it.
Among the possible aspects you could consider: ( please consider as much as you could from the list)
1. National Culture
o Caution/Risk (Uncertainty Avoidance)
o Individual/Group (Individualism/Collectivism)
o Hierarchy/Equality (Power Distance)
o Other aspects distinctive to Japan, including its history, customs, etc.
2. Corporate Culture
o Styles of culture
o Rewards and punishments
o Leadership styles
o Industry factors
o Attitudes and diversity
Write a thoughtful, insightful essay of about two pages.