COVID-19 has changed lifestyle and has a great impact on the work style. Due to the declaration of emergencies and the regulation of behavior, we were forced to work in ways that are not common sense in the past, such as restrictions on going to the workplace, blockades of offices, shortening business hours, and staggering commuting.
On the other hand, the workplace has been expanded from the real office to the online. Companies and workers are beginning to feel new possibilities and awareness for branding new ways of working while carrying out such as Work From Home (WFH), paperless, web conference, online chat, electronic payment, and so on.
Since the conventional wisdom has been forcibly updated, many companies and organizations are now looking for ways to work in a new era, which is also called the New Normal. We need offices evolved into a flexible one that can respond to change amid unpredictable and uncertain situations.
We have put together a book, “Work Transformation -a new way of working and the concept of offices in the transition period-” that considers creating offices from the two perspectives; short-term for recovering office operation, mid-to-long term for growth of their own offices.
In the future, companies will be required to evolve their working styles and offices in order to flexibly respond to changes in the unexpected emergency. KOKUYO would like to help the sustainable growth of companies and workers through considering the way they work. We are blending the values of digital work and the central office in addition to measures to prevent the spread of infection. Please read the concept book and consider it for future office development.