Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd said on Monday it would halve its office space in three years as it rewrites the way employees work under a “new normal” amid the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reports.
The Tokyo-based IT solutions company said its roughly 80,000 employees in Japan would work flexible hours, and work-from-home would be standard wherever possible.
“We will overhaul our current work, allowance and welfare framework that is based on the assumption that employees commute to designated offices every day,” Hiroki Hiramatsu, head of the human resources unit, told a news briefing.
While reducing office space, the company plans to launch satellite offices in areas where many employees reside, Hiramatsu said.
The company added it anticipates the new changes will improve productivity but also enhance employee work-life balance.
Fujitsu Limited is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is one of the world's largest IT services provider. It has approximately 140,000 employees and its products and services are available in over 100 countries.