Encouraging a Morning-Focused Working System
As an initiative to encourage a change of attitude towards the way we work, in 2014-after introducing it on a trial basis-we began the full-scale introduction of a policy encouraging a morning-focused work. This morning-focused work system limits out-of-hours work (i.e. overtime) late at night or on holidays, and encourages employees to start work early the next morning where necessary. In this way, we aim to encourage lifestyles that are healthier and more fulfilling (both physically and mentally) for our employees, to increase concentration and efficiency with regard to work duties, and to further improve service quality and customer satisfaction.
To coincide with the introduction of this system, we also held personal development support seminars with the objective of promoting employees' effective use of time after work; and "Volunteer Activities at the Office" (in which we conduct volunteer activities and hold social-contribution type classes) as an initiative linking on to changes of attitude and encouraging communication.
A personal development support seminar
An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) lifesaving class held as part of Volunteer Activities at the Office
Encouraging Employees to Take Paid Holidays
By establishing set periods during the summer and winter in which we encourage employees to take consecutive paid holidays, and by encouraging employees to take their yearly paid holidays in a planned manner throughout the year, we aim to create a positive cycle in which employees can refresh their bodies and minds and link this to doing better, more productive work. We also encourage employees to take two or more paid holidays per year by setting days that the employee and/or their family, etc., should celebrate-such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries-as celebratory holidays.