WSJ: Managing a group of independent-minded creators sounds difficult. Is that so?
Mr. Suzuki: The most important thing is to give them an attractive, convincing project. Nobody loves to work for their bosses, but if there is a project that they think is worth their effort, they will work hard. I explain to all of them what the project is about so that they can share the vision.
I don't think formal meetings are effective, because people may start thinking that meetings are special occasions for thinking hard and the rest of the time they don't have to think as hard. It takes much more effort to be prepared at all times.