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Calbee Female Managers (BBC)
1. What kind of products does Calbee make?
2. When did Calbee become popular?
3. What contributed to Calbee's rise in popularity?
discounts and freebies
a TV commercial
4. In Japanese firms, what is expected of a team leader?
A team leader is expected to pick up the children of the female employees.
A team leader is expected to arrive late.
A team leader is expected to work late.
A team leader is expected to buy lunch for their team members.
5. How many staff does Tomoko Fukuyama supervise?
6. What was the percentage of Calbee female managers in 2009?
7. What Japanese company has only 3 percent female managers?
8. By 2020, what percentage of female managers does the government aim to achieve?
9. According to the report, what is Calbee's strategy to address the diversity issue in their organization?
Calbee is giving a higher salary to women.
A combination of forward thinking leadership and the right talent
Calbee wants to hire and promote more women than men.
Calbee is offering a free school bus service to pick up the children of female managers.
10. Why does Akida Matsumoto want major Japanese companies to significantly increase the number of female managers?
Because these huge companies have long left the female employees in the lower ranks.
These huge companies are seen as a model. He hopes that other big or small companies will follow.
It is their moral responsibility as a big company.
What are the qualities of a good leader?
Do you think managers should always arrive at work early and leave work late? Why or why not?
Do you think Japan has had a male-dominated corporate culture until today? Why or why not?
Do you think women nowadays have more career opportunities than 50 years ago?
Do you think women are capable of holding top-level positions in a company? Why or why not?
How is the Japanese government trying to address diversity problems in the workplace?
Do you think promoting more women to senior positions is beneficial to a company's image?
Are there any disadvantages in hiring women for managerial roles? If yes, what are they?
What should public and private firms do to encourage more women to step up and assume senior level positions?
What do you think female managers should do in order to balance their roles in the workplace and at home?
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