In Japan, a presidential assessment is a quality assessment conducted by an outside consultant. At the conclusion of the assessment, the consultant addresses all employees and includes in his remarks some comments on the performance of the president:
Do you think American top executives would ask a consultant to do this?
I do believe a number of top executives would do this, those most concerned about the employees and direction of the company. A flat structured organization is most likely to work under the assumption that all workers from administration to lines should have the same input, same evaluation methods. The Japanese are a people who do not work under the assumption that only one person makes decisions ...
An opinion on American executives and whether they would be willing to call in a consultant and reveal to their staff the problems in their own jobs as well as the company.