By the time you get a job, you know how to behave in a meeting or how to write a simple memo.
In Japanese organizations, before you have a meeting and you've got an idea that you want to get across, you go talk to everyone and list them. And then the meeting, you don't do it American style where everyone gets up and advocates and conflicts and decides, you get up and formalize agreements.
The Western model for a meeting is you have an agenda and you come in and everyone says things.
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