Ability To Learn From Criticism Corporate Talk in Japan

In the dynamic landscape of Japanese corporate culture, the ability to learn from criticism stands as a cornerstone of personal and professional development. Join us for an insightful corporate talk as we delve into the art of embracing feedback and turning criticism into a catalyst for growth and success. In this interactive session, we’ll explore the cultural nuances surrounding feedback in Japan and equip attendees with the mindset and strategies needed to leverage criticism as a tool for continuous improvement and innovation.

Amidst the backdrop of Japan’s collective-oriented work culture and emphasis on harmony, the ability to receive and learn from criticism takes on added significance. Through engaging discussions and real-world examples, we’ll unpack the importance of humility, open-mindedness, and resilience in the face of feedback. Join us as we navigate the delicate balance between preserving harmony and fostering constructive dialogue, ultimately empowering attendees to harness the power of criticism to propel their careers and organisations forward.

Talk Objectives:

  1. Understanding Cultural Context: The primary objective is to provide attendees with a deep understanding of the cultural context surrounding feedback and criticism in Japanese corporate culture. This includes exploring the importance of harmony (wa), respect (sonkei), and indirect communication (tatemae) in feedback exchanges.
  2. Changing Mindset: To challenge attendees’ mindset towards criticism, reframing it as an opportunity for growth rather than a personal attack. This objective involves discussing the concept of “shitsuke” (self-discipline) and how it relates to accepting criticism with humility and grace.
  3. Developing Resilience: To equip attendees with the resilience needed to handle criticism effectively and bounce back from setbacks. This objective includes exploring techniques for managing emotional reactions to feedback and maintaining confidence in one’s abilities.
  4. Active Listening Skills: To enhance attendees’ active listening skills, enabling them to fully understand and internalise feedback received from colleagues, supervisors, and other stakeholders. This objective involves practising techniques such as paraphrasing, clarifying, and empathising with the speaker’s perspective.
  5. Seeking Feedback Proactively: To encourage attendees to actively seek out feedback from others as a means of self-improvement. This objective involves discussing the benefits of soliciting feedback, overcoming fear of criticism, and fostering a culture of openness and transparency within teams.
  6. Constructive Feedback Delivery: To provide attendees with the skills needed to deliver constructive feedback effectively and respectfully. This objective includes discussing the importance of specificity, timeliness, and balance in feedback delivery, as well as techniques for framing feedback in a constructive manner.
  7. Creating a Feedback Culture: To promote the establishment of a feedback culture within organisations, where giving and receiving feedback is encouraged and valued. This objective involves discussing strategies for fostering a culture of continuous improvement, recognition, and accountability.
  8. Setting SMART Goals: To help attendees translate feedback into actionable goals using the SMART criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound). This objective involves guiding attendees in setting goals that align with feedback received and tracking progress towards their achievement.
  9. Building Trust: To emphasise the role of trust in effective feedback exchanges and organisational development. This objective includes discussing strategies for building trust among team members, establishing psychological safety, and creating an environment where feedback is seen as a gift rather than a threat.
  10. Measuring Progress: Finally, to provide attendees with tools and techniques for measuring progress in their feedback journey and evaluating the impact of feedback on personal and organisational growth. This objective involves discussing methods for collecting feedback data, analysing trends, and adjusting strategies accordingly.

More Information:

Duration: 60 minutes

Fees: $1299.97  USD 661.00

For more information please contact us at: contact@knowlesti.co.jp

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