Many Newly Hired Employees in Japan Hate to Make Mistakes

Society

Tokyo, Sept. 27 (Jiji Press)--Many newly recruited employees in Japan are afraid of making mistakes though they know that doing so provides valuable lessons, a survey by a human resource development service provider showed Thursday.

The survey was conducted by JMA Management Center Inc. in June, covering 391 people who joined companies across the nation between 2017 and 2018.

Of them, 71.9 pct answered "yes" to a question whether they agree that it is important to take on tasks without worrying too much about messing up because a lot can be learned from mistakes.

But the survey also showed that 82.9 pct of all surveyed corporate recruits said they do not want to make a mistake at work.

The survey also covered those who entered companies between 1999 and 2003, when college graduates in Japan had a hard time finding jobs due to the sluggish economy.

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