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It appears that looking desperate, hurried is frown upon in the Japanese culture. When shit hits a fan, you are supposed to rather swallow it whole than show sweat cleaning, to keep your status.

In his "Outliers", Gladwell describes a cultural reform at "Korean Air", that used to have a frightening safety record. What was changed is flight crews' tendency to show too much reverence to its senior officers, and communicate to them tentatively, indirectly, ambiguously.

by das monde on Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 at 09:37:23 PM EST
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