Organization is a Japanese habit, as already stated in clean and green japan article, it is a culture that is inserted in childhood. Organization is something for a lifetime, but not all Japanese people fit in with organization. (Article written by: Bruna Bye)
Organization taught in schools
Students from primary school learn about organization, starting with the uniform, which is mandatory and must be visible from the beginning of the journey to school. Going to school on foot is one of the demands made by primary schools that organize routes, time and the division of student groups.
Schools prioritize the visual standard, bathrooms and the outside area of the school. In primary school they are taught to serve lunch to their classmates, some schools ask not to send snacks from home, as the meal is nutritious and diverse. This helps in teaching why one should respectfully accept something that has been offered.
In schools, extra-curricular activities are adhered to, including household chores such as cleaning, cooking and even sewing.
Students are divided into groups, they help with cleaning and organizing the school. To improve the students' development, a student council meets, with each room having its representative, vice-representative and a responsible teacher. Students become responsible for their school, passing on the message of taking care of the space I belong.
Organization at meals
Thanks for the meal: It starts with making the meal itself, respecting the food, from its cut to the time of its preparation, because the food was a living being, so there is respect and one should be grateful for receiving the meal. The popular expression “eat with your eyes” is very well understood by the Japanese, who since childhood learn that appearance is the first judgment, they serve everything very well organized and separated.
The separation into several containers is done because of the type of dish served, each ingredient or preparation must be valued, “it was not just a grain of rice consumed, but the set of grains that were previously cultivated, harvested, selected and prepared for use” be consumed”. Some factors that can influence the quality: temperature, physical state, present amount of oil or fat, texture, aroma and flavor.
Organization in the work environment
Time is money: Good administration, management and organization is necessary for there to be profits. Time teaches patience, speed and action. The proportion of time spent is the quantity of quality of the result. Each work environment has its method, but in general, the organization is the control to avoid losses and promote profits. And that's why they value job titles.
The lowest position, is the beginner or who has little knowledge and experience, he must respect his superior so that there is order. The superior is responsible for his minors and any error that occurs will be the superior's fault. The pressure and concern that affects superiors is so serious that many employees avoid some promotions or titles that they do not feel completely safe to receive or exercise.
The organization in public areas
avoid conflicts or urban problems it is important not only to maintain the good image of society, but mainly safety. A safe place is a space that people are attracted to because they identify with or feel welcomed. The feeling of welcoming a space is related to good experiences with the place, the criterion for judging what is good or bad depends on cultural ethics and morals. The inherited Japanese culture for “safety” is “isolation”…
Article written by: Bruna Bye