Nemawashi


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Nemawashi

The informal process of gathering support for a major change before any formal actions are taken. Nemawashi may involve formulation of ideas, identification of potential problems, and/or discussions with colleagues. The term originated and is used most frequently in Japan, but the concept is universal.
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Nemawashi is a Japanese word for the informal process of quietly laying the foundation for a proposed change or project by talking to the people involved, gathering support and feedback, etc.
Problem resolution with all group members is nemawashi, literally "going around the roots", as in "preparing the groundwork".
Then there is nemawashi, which involves leading from all levels of the organization, making sure you are getting the proper information and participation to help form better ideas that are successfully adopted.
He also urged the Japanese government to be persistent in "nemawashi" (consensus building) with Washington so that the top U.S.
Maruti Suzuki being largely owned by the Japanese, one expected that it would follow the spirit of "Nemawashi" practiced by Japanese manufacturer like Toyota and others.
This sensitivity towards impact in the group is exemplified by the Japanese practice of "nemawashi," which Tabb explains as the tasks undertaken as part of the preparation for organizational change where everyone's interests are respected, in the context of group processes.
Japanese style of decision making known as nemawashi (112)--ensures in a
"In Japanese business culture, this is called nemawashi," explains Skrivanek.
Japanese organizations practice nemawashi which is the process of preparing others through persuasion and sharing of information for a decision-making process.