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Conflict avoidance via hierarchy Ritual and hierarchy substitute for an
internalised set of abstractions in fostering predictability and reducing the
likelihood of open conflict. If everybody has a proper place in the scheme of
things and sticks to it, ...
demonstrate awareness of the rankings of organisations, of whatever kind,
through the way they treat their representatives. Social status is the one sphere
where they are not conditioned to be comfortable with vagueness. Hierarchy
begins at ...
Ritual and an emphatic demonstration of hierarchy are, furthermore, believed by
the bureaucrats to be essential as a means of cultivating respect for authority and
thereby the foundation of order in society. Lower-level officials carefully ...
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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