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Meetings with women that 'take too long' are a good thing

Nonconforming minorities need to challenge groupthink

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Yoshiro Mori attends a news conference on Feb. 4: there is a cultural context as to why Mori should think that a short meeting is a successful meeting.   © Reuters

Nobuko Kobayashi is a partner with EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd., Strategy and Transactions -- EY-Parthenon.

A domestic and international furor erupted last week when the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee president and former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori made the comment that board meetings with a lot of women "take too much time."

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