Japanese phrase of the day
根回し means :-
1) behind-the-scenes maneuvering ［maneuvers］
2) behind-the-scenes work
3) consensus-building process
Nemawashi is used worldwide to characterize the consensus-building nature of Japanese business practices.
Literally, nemawashi means cutting off excess roots and wrapping the
remaining roots with o straw mat for protection when transplanting the
In business terms it means on informal solicitation of agreement before formal submission of approval at a meeting.