Telework location, provide … New Service At Corona Virus May 24 at 15:26
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as telework is being introduced, new services such as commercial facilities where users are depressed are expanding to provide telework locations for people who have difficulty working from home.
A bath is ok in the inn.
In order to reduce the risk of infection with the new coronavirus, more and more companies are introducing telework for employees to work from home, while others find it difficult to work from home due to environmental aspects and family circumstances.
For these people, Sawanoya, an inn in Taito-ku, Tokyo, started a service last month to provide rooms as a telework location.
The internet is free to use in the rooms, tea and coffee can be enjoyed, and the bath can be reserved for 45 minutes, and the price is 3,300 yen for day trips from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The woman in Tokyo who used it for the first time said, “My husband also works from home today, so I came here to concentrate on my work. I can’t even go out, so I can feel refreshed and work.”
Due to the new coronavirus, the number of foreign visitors who visited Japan last month decreased by 99.9% compared to last year, and since the end of March, reservations have been cancelled at this ryokan, so we started telework services to take advantage of the vacancies even a little, and the number of users will reach about 50 in a month and a half.
At Ryokan, we would like to participate in a support project in Tokyo that matches accommodation swith companies that want to secure a location for telework, and we would like to increase the number of users.
Mr. Sawashin, the third generation of the ryokan, said, “It would be helpful if customers came by advertising in various ways. I’d like to do my best not to collapse until the guests come back.”
In the karaoke box …
As a place of telework, there is also a movement to provide karaoke boxes.
Karaoke chain “Karaoke Iron Man”, which operates 56 stores mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area, was closed at all stores following the announcement of last month’s emergency declaration, but from 7th of this month, with the exception of some stores, the company resumed operations and introduced plans for telework.
The cheapest “weekday plan” is 2,480 yen excluding tax for 30 days, and more than 10 people are using it every day at stores in Kawasaki City.
A man who visited a shop and a consulting firm that lives nearby says that he can’t concentrate on his work, such as two college students taking online lectures at home, so he uses it every day, saying, “It’s comfortable to bring in food and drink as much as you can drink, and it’s easier to concentrate than at home. The company has told us that we will not return to the way we worked after June, so we would like to continue to use it in the future.”
Rei Murayama, manager of the management company, said, “In this situation, we considered how the space and services we operate could contribute to society, and we started to support telework. I felt that there were so many people who couldn’t work at home enough because they said “thank you” from those who used it. We would like to continue to support telework while gradually changing shape.”
Telework consultation seminar Surging participants
There has been a surge in participants in seminars for corporate personnel who accept telework consultations.
The Tokyo Telework Promotion Center, established by The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other countries, accepts consultations from corporate personnel who want to use telework and introduces systems that can be used at home.
The number of participants in the seminar, which is held several times a month, has increased by about 250 in February, about 1,000 in March and April, and about 1,500 in May.
At a seminar held online on The 22nd of this month, executives from companies where all employees are telework edits were instructors, and introduced challenges and solutions for introducing telework.
Specifically, for issues such as “we don’t understand each other’s situation and difficult to communicate with”, or “it’s hard to create a sense of unity,” we encouraged employees to use a system and chat function to check whether they were present, and encouraged ingenuity, such as “it’s hard to work with children” or “neighborhood eyes are worrisome” They also showed you how to rent a small office.
Kenichiro Yuda, head of business at the Tokyo Telework Promotion Center, said, “Interest in telework is growing so much that many companies are working to change the way they work and communicate. We would like to increase the number of seminars and work to communicate them to companies.”
Experts” Changing the Concept of Working
In the middle of last month, suumo, a real estate portal site, surveyed more than 1,300 people living in the Kanto-Koshin region, and 84% of respondents said they would like to continue telework in the future.
On the other hand, it was found that 35 people who answered that it was difficult to switch on and off were 33, and 33 people said that there was no work space, and many people felt the problem in telework at home.
Experts point out that there will be a growing need for new “working places” that are neither office nor home.
Kumiko Muto, senior consultant at Recruit Management Solutions, said, “Many people have realized that telework can contribute to the way they work, such as increasing work productivity and enhancing their lives with their families. The concept of working is changing because of telework, and in the future, more attention will be paid to what value can be created than “where to work”, and the way of working will be more entrusted to the individual. If we have an environment that can be used for business, it is possible to use it as a “third office” anywhere in the country.”