Mitsui Fudosan's Multi-Site Shared Office WORKSTYLING Project, which was launched to help realize new ways of working, won the fiscal 2017 Good Design Award. As society ages and the working population continues to shrink, enterprises must enhance productivity and utilize a diverse range of human resources. Furthermore, excessive working hours represent a challenge. We have entered an era that calls for work that is unprecedentedly efficient as well as creative.
WORKSTYLING responds to these social trends and offers new solutions to a wide range of workspace challenges. The project's recognition with the Good Design Award reflects the high evaluation it has received as a service that enables employees of large enterprises to practice a diverse range of workstyles.
WORKSTYLING is a shared office system for employees from a wide range of enterprises. It enables employees to use teleconferencing and other advanced technologies without restriction by time or location. WORKSTYLING offices are also equipped with advanced security systems. As of June 2018, the network had grown to 32 locations in major cities throughout Japan. WORKSTYLING offers new ways of working that free workers from long commutes, and enable them to combine work and family duties.
Moreover, in response to input from enterprises, in fiscal 2018 we launched two new services, WORKSTYLING FLEX and WORKSTYLING STAY. The former offers additional flexibility with respect to user numbers and contract term, while the latter features workspaces with access to overnight accommodations exclusively for corporate clients. The goal of WORKSTYLING is to drive the evolution of the workplace.
In 2017 and 2018, to help accelerate acceptance of telecommuting, WORKSTYLING introduced "Telework Days" at selected locations for customers wishing to telecommute. This initiative is also intended to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 through various working styles, and going forward, will be further enhanced.
The Mitsui Fudosan Group believes that when our employees, as well as those of our valued partners working in customer contact positions in hotels and commercial facilities, are able to enjoy their jobs with a smile, the result is enhanced customer service. As such, working to devise systems, settings and other measures to enhance employee satisfaction (ES) leads to customer satisfaction (CS).
Through events such as the All-Out CS Contest (for all hotels under management), the MGH Award, and numerous incentive and other systems, we are working to raise ES and thereby CS, with gratifying results.
At Urban Dock LaLaport TOYOSU and other commercial facilities, we are renovating employee lounges with a relaxing café concept, to enhance their effectiveness as spaces for rest and rejuvenation. Going forward, we will continue our efforts to create work environments that raise employee motivation.
The WORKSTYLING Project's meticulous attention to meeting the special requirements of large enterprises, including its outstanding security standards and advanced worker attendance management, led to it receiving the fiscal 2017 Good Design Award. The project was also recognized for its effectiveness in unlocking the potential of personnel for whom conventional commuting is challenging due to factors such as child or family member care responsibilities. This award is further encouragement for us to enhance and reinforce our services that make the utilization of diverse personnel and the creation of diverse workstyles possible.
Ryohei Takagi Workstyle Promotion Dept., Office Building Division Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.