Fujitsu Slashes Office Space By Half As Part of COVID-19 Preventive Measures


Tech World

July 7, 2020, 12:22 p.m.

Fujitsu, a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company has announced that, it will halve its office space in Japan for the next two years.

The initiative comes at a time that the company is pushing for more of its employees to work remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the technology company, the move will offer flexibility to its 80,000 employees as they work from home permanently.

“We will set up hub offices in each area nationwide that demonstrate our latest IT systems, showcases, and collaboration with customers. We will optimise our office scale 50% by 2022”, Fujitsu said.

Fujitsu stated that it wants to achieve a “smart working style” not constrained by time or location.

However, employees will be allowed to choose where they would like to work from; whether from home, a major corporate hub or satellite office.

Fujitsu believes that this new plan will increase productivity and improve the performance of teams.

The company says it will stop paying allowances for commuter passes. Instead, employees will be offered 5,000 yen ($46) per month to set up remote work environments, including the purchase of desks and chairs, and to offset communication fees.

“The new work style will enable us to further accelerate our transformation into a DX company and continue to create innovation while improving productivity”, Fujitsu added.

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