In the companies I have worked before the bonus systems sucked most of the time because they were creating an ill environment of envy and harmed the company culture. The main problem was that they were designed after the traditional “if … then” reward system.
(original published at LinkedIn in March 21, 2017)
Working at a Japanese company in Japan can be quite challenging. It is demanding and hard work is regarded as a beautiful thing. When I worked with Japanese companies, I mostly felt that a lot of people are not really happy in doing what they are doing. It seemed to me that work is experienced more as a duty and obligation, not something you could actually enjoy. And in fact only 44% feel “well-being” at their jobs in Japan (2016 Edenred-Ipsos Barometer).
NüWorks is still within its first year but the business is growing and I am happy to welcome the new partner Lionel Bikart who joined NüWorks in July.