Working as if you were living – What is Cocone’s vision for regional exchange?
※This article is machine translated.
My name is Sake, Cocone Recruitment and Public Relations intern.
I had to wear all black on the day of the night shoot.
I apologize in advance.
Now, the theme of this issue is ” Cocone’s Community Interaction “.
(I pulled this from a past photo. I should take pictures in daylight after all.)
Cocone is currently located near Sangenjaya in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo.
We have an office in Wakabayashi.
In fact, I also participate in that local shopping district called Setagaya-dori Kyowa-kai,
The name is also well listed on the website.
Benches have been set up in front of the company for the community to sit on…
I painted a tree on the wall and changed the pattern with each season…
I have not seen many companies with such close ties to the community.
I was curious as to why you would do this,
This time, we will be working with the general managers and concierges who play a central role in community interaction.
Interviews have been conducted.
We will tell you about Cocone’s community exchange efforts and their significance in full in the backlight!
So we spoke with these two people who are experts in community exchange.
Position: General Manager, General Affairs Department; Hobbies: Going out with children
Position: Team leader of the concierge team; Hobby: Decorating parties
Q1. What kind of community interaction do you have?
Tsutsui ” a property that is close to neighboring residences,
We speak to neighborhood associations during construction and repairs and visit homes that may be affected and greet them.
Benches can be placed at the entrance for those waiting for the bus,
We draw illustrations of trees and put up notices for the neighborhood.
The trees were made as photo spots, apples and cherries,
Fruits are changed seasonally for your enjoyment.
(From a past article. (Decorating a tree)
Other prizes for the quiz contest for the anniversary of the founding of the company were gift certificates to nearby stores,
We’ve even collaborated with some local stores.”
Omura ” I try to buy things locally because I want to contribute to the community “.
For example, there is a cake shop in Sangenjaya called Chouchoukurie, where I buy cakes,
I did a ” sweets day” once.
I also use the rice cracker shop at Shoin Shrine for other company souvenirs,
We try to give back to the local community.
(From a past article. Sweets Party)
Also, last year when Corona was settling down a bit, we worked with Toyota near Cocone,
We had planned to hold a disaster preparedness class with the local Wakabayashi town council,
We ended up screwing it up in Corona, so we’re hoping to implement it this year if we can.”
Q2. What is the significance of Cocone’s community exchange?
Omura ” employees, but also for the neighborhood.
We believe it is important to convey the warmth and strength that Cocone has to offer.
I hope you have a good impression of Cocone,
This is because it also leads to people becoming interested in what kind of services we provide.
Furthermore, when there is a disaster, for example, if you have interaction with people in the community, you can support each other.
Cocone has a two-day stockpile for employees in case of a disaster, plus a stockpile for the community.
I am sure that if something happens, we will be able to rely on the community as well,
I hope we can spend our time helping each other like that.”
Sake “a relationship of trust is not something that comes out of nowhere.
Tsutsui ” The previous store that was in ” tenant closed after about a year,
When I first spoke to the neighborhood association after Cocone moved here, there seemed to be a sense of disbelief that they would leave soon.
However, as we greeted people in various ways, the neighborhood association began to cooperate with us,
I think we were able to gradually build a relationship of trust through this process.
Q3. When did you start community exchange?
Tsutsui ” originally had an office in Ebisu, where we used to do community exchange.
However, after relocating from there and moving into an office in a high-rise building, it was difficult to create opportunities to interact with the neighborhood, and we did not interact with the community.
When it was decided that I would be joining the current Sangenjaya office, I attended a town hall meeting and greeted the residents.
We talked about the office windows, fences, and other amenities, and that’s when we started interacting.”
I was wondering what kind of community interaction Cocone had before the current office here,
We have interviewed people who are familiar with the past of Cocone.
Position: Concierge Part
Q1: I heard that you have been involved in community exchange since the days when the Cocone office was located in Ebisu,
What did you do?
Every morning, employees would clean up the area around the company.
About 10 people worked together every day, except when it rained, as part of a 30-minute morning workday.
When there was no company cafeteria as there is today, we used to distribute boxed lunches from a neighborhood restaurant to our employees.
Even when the company cafeteria was open, there were many good restaurants around Cocone, so many employees took lunch at outside restaurants,
Stores have told us that they have always been very grateful to Cocone.
When guests come to the restaurant, they often order from a familiar sushi or Italian restaurant,
In that sense, I think we helped revitalize the community.”
Q2. How and why did you decide to do community exchange?
As for the volunteer cleanup activities, it was an office building, so it was difficult to get involved with the local community without making an effort, ” he said.
The building at that time had a staircase at the entrance, and we began to see passersby (mostly drunks) who would sit there at night, and also trash,
This led to an initiative to clean up not only the area around the office, but also the streets in the neighborhood.
We did it with armbands during the cleanup, so I think it showed off a little bit.”
Q3. Comparing the past with the present, has there been any change in your attitude toward community interaction?
During my time in Ebisu, it was an office district and there were many commercial facilities around, so there was no atmosphere of doing things with the locals.
There is a shopping district in Wakabayashi, and it has a more local feel to it,
I think I have a stronger desire to contribute to my hometown.
Cleanup activities, such as those conducted during the Ebisu era, have also been revived, with the general affairs and concierge taking the lead,
We are planning to tie up with Sancha Kyowa-kai, a neighborhood association in Setagaya.
Since the disaster prevention classes were canceled in Corona, I’d like to start them this spring or so as part of our contribution to the community.”
Q4. What is the significance of community exchange in your opinion?
“We regularly write and send out notices to the neighborhood, and use shopping district gift certificates for items such as general meetings,
We try to be as actively involved in the local community as possible to show that Cocone employees are here.
This will help revitalize the community, and the town has been revitalized by Cocone’s arrival in Wakabayashi, for example,
I think it would be good for both parties if they could see it in a positive light.
The chairman once said, ” Let’s work like we live.”
How to work so that we can support each other and live together, both for the company and for the community,
I still think community involvement is essential.”
Q4. How was the response from the community?
Omura ” I invited a neighborhood association to a deli in the Cocone office,
We received many positive comments such as, “I’ve never seen such a beautiful and lovely place inside. “
With only the information visible from the entrance, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like inside.
I think there are a lot of people who are interested in Cocone and wonder what’s going on inside,
I hope that through more events, people will become more familiar with Cocone and think it is wonderful.”
Q5. Future goals
Tsutsui ” The disaster prevention class I mentioned ” is no longer in Corona, and so the timing of our meeting in person is very limited,
In the process of convergence, we would like to actively engage in community exchange by holding festivals and inviting people to our company for deli meals.
Also, in the event of an earthquake, I am sure that the latest information will be given to the community association first,
You can tell us about it, or lend us your space if something should happen to your house,
I would like to strengthen our cooperative system.
Thank you both very much!
3. at the end
This concludes the interview. How was everyone?
Through this interview, we learned that Cocone is more active in community interaction than we had expected,
I felt the strong desire to do so.
In addition, although the timing of publication has not yet been decided, we are planning to publish an article in which interns will actually walk through the shopping district to cover the event.
We hope that you will look forward to working with us!
And now, Cocone is looking for new employees! Please click the link below to go to the special recruiting site,
If you are interested in Cocone’s activities of working with the community, please take a look at our website.
[Special website for recruitment -> https://cocone.co.jp/en/recruit/ ]
See you soon…
Thank you for reading!