Trivia: What is "awaseru"?

Jan 03, 2022

Q.

What is “awaseru”, and how does it apply to work ethic?

A.

The culture of "awaseru" is very important in Japan, especially when it comes to work ethic. To "awaseru" is to understand the needs and desires of others and prioritize them before your own. 

In a workplace setting, how well you can incorporate your team members' ideas into a project matters more than how well you can work individually. Teamwork is greatly valued so be careful not to go off solo! You will risk others seeing you as a bad teammate.

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