CORPORATE MANAGEMENT

#RAJIO TAISO MAKES MORE MONEY

    After Japan's defeat in World War II, General Headquarters landed in Japan to take control of the nation and reconstruct Japanese society. In the course of it, there were discussions about whether they should abolish rajio taiso because it represented Imperial Japan too much. But as you can see, they decided to keep the routine because they judged that rajio tasio will still work as to unite the population under the new system, and it did, actually.

    From the 1950s to the 1960s Japan dived head first into
high economic growth period. During these years, many companies took on all kinds of elaborate management policies. They needed their employees to be united, to be loyal to the company and to be on schedule so that they could keep up in this rapid growth.

    This is where rajio taiso came in. Many corporations had their employees, do the rajio taiso before they started working. They figured that this could help them feel like they are a part of the company and also to feel fresh and recovered from yesterday's hard work.

    Rajio taiso also demanded the employees to live and work under the company's time schedule. Since its foundation, rajio taiso had always been a routine practiced very early in the morning and this had not changed in this era as well. So, rajio taiso also worked as to 'set the time' for the employees. Coming to work early in the morning and making them do the rajio taiso, built up a shared understanding among the employees that it was time for them to work after they finished the rajio taiso together.

    It was believed that this routine helped improve the employees working attitude and many corporations today still follow this sort of management policy.