Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club,
Professor Sébastian Lechevalier, Professor at EHESS (the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris) and President of the France-Japan Foundation
Human Resource Management
Member Fee: ¥4,000
Guest Fee: ¥7,400
Meal: Plated Lunch
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2019
It’s a fact that happy workers are more productive. But why is that? Well-being at work is the outcome of various factors, one of which is hatarakikata kaikaku (working hours/schedule), something on which the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has placed considerable emphasis in an effort to drive change in the workplace.
In this session, Professor Sébastian Lechevalier, a labor economist and specialist on the Japanese economy, will talk about this and look at the progress being made in Japan’s push for workplace reform.
Lechevalier, who is a professor at EHESS (the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris) and President of the France-Japan Society, will use the latest research by labor economists to compare Japanese practices with those common the United States and Europe.
Participants will learn:
• How employee well-being affects productivity in the workplace
• The major determinants of employee well-being
• How to interpret workstyle reform in Japan
• The innovative human resource management practices found in Japanese companies
Professor Lechevalier has presented at numerous international conferences and is the author of the book The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism(Routledge, 2014), translated into Japanese and published under the title「日本資本主義の大転換」(Iwanami Shoten, 2015).
Other works can be found at https://sebastienlechevalier.wordpress.com.
Ginger Griggs, Roy Tomizawa, Co-Chairs
Yoko Yugo, Yumiko Ohta, Tom Pedersen, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Human Resource Management Committee
NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to the Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ of the make, model, color and plate of the vehicle, by the registration deadline, as arrangements must be made. A 1,700 yen parking fee will apply.