The Difference between Japanese and German Attitudes towards Overtime

2503 Words Jan 31st, 2018 10 Pages
Employed Japanese work 380 hours per annum more than their German colleagues, and in their home country they are willing to work overtime without payment, whereas German employees are expecting to be paid for their additional hours of work. Taking into consideration that all of them are moving to work to United Kingdom will definitely affect Japanese workers while German employees will not feel significant differences in working culture. Standard employee analyses are not able to explain whether it should be different rules and regulations regarding overtime fees established within the company. In this research I will try to give an appropriate recommendations concerning this question, as well as explanations of their attitudes and culture.

Japanese people well known for their working culture, good examples of which are: “lifetime employment”, devotion, hardworking, overtimes. In order to understand Japanese working culture we need to look deeper in their culture, history and the way their children are raised.
First of all, let’s have a look on their famous phrase “Ganbatte kudasai” – “Do not give up, try hard and do your best!”. Japanese workers commonly say each other…
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