Cocone Wakabayashi Office is now completely free-addressable! ～The purpose of this change!
Hello everyone, I’m Haru, a recruitment promotion intern!
To cut to the chase, on May 16, Cocone’s Wakabayashi office became a completely free-address office!
Instead of “sitting in a predetermined seat,” it was “seating freely, booking, and working there.”
It has been three months since Cocone introduced such a free and peaceful(?) It has already been three months since such a free and peaceful(?) system was introduced at Cocone. I am completely used to this form and enjoying the freedom every day, but what effect is it having on Cocone as a whole? ……!
I would also like to learn more about the “free address ” system, as I can’t deny that I have a fluffy understanding of it!
So, we asked Mr. Tsutsui andMs. Toyomura of the General Affairs Department about the background of the introduction of the free address system and its advantages!
Q1. How did you proceed with the free-address system until this implementation?
Mr. Tsutsui: “Actually, we started working on it last May, and then in July, we decided on the scope only on the second floor and already implemented the free-address system.”
Ms. Toyomura: “When we first implemented this system, we were concerned that it might cause confusion if we suddenly completely changed to a free address system. So, we started with a certain amount of space set aside for each group, and after repeated adjustments, we decided to go ahead with full-scale implementation in May of this year.”
Q2. What was the purpose of the free address system?
Ms. Toyomura: “The goal was to make effective and efficient use of limited seating. Specifically, we had two objectives: to solve the problem of the growing shortage of seats relative to the number of employees, and to create an office that would fit our policy of promoting remote and combined work styles.”
Mr. Tsutsui: “Even after the Corona disaster subsides, remote work will probably continue, so we introduced this system with the objective of providing an environment where members who come to work can get together and work as an additional work style to the remote system.
Q3. What motivated you to introduce the system?
Ms. Toyomura: “As I mentioned earlier, part of it was that remote work took root in the Corona disaster, and another part was that Cocone currently has a plan to hire 300 people, and we faced the problem that if we provided one seat for each person, we would eventually run out of floor space.”
Q4: How do you feel after three months of full-scale implementation?
Mr. Tsutsui: “A year ago, there was a lack of flexibility, such as limited areas, but since the full-scale introduction of the system, we have loosened the restrictions and have almost eliminated the “I can’t get enough seats. I think this is a result of the fact that the number of “unusable places” has been reduced. I feel that flexibility is the strength of the free address system and the shortest way to make the most effective use of it.”
Q5: Do you have any ideal of how you would like your employees to use the free address system?
Ms. Toyomura: “I think the biggest advantage of the free-address system is that since there are no fixed seats, you can choose a seat that suits your project or the nature of your work, or you can sit together with other employees who are involved. I would be happy if you could make use of the unrestricted seating and use it in a variety of ways that would lead to increased work efficiency.”
Mr. Tsutsui: “We would like to encourage people to use concentration booths and tables for large groups, depending on their daily work and mood. We hope that people will have a wide range of options that are not limited to their individual desks. Now that there is talk of full remoteness, it would be wonderful if the demand for such spaces increases and a variety of office uses are fostered in the future.”
Q6. What is your outlook for the future?
Ms. Toyomura: “We would like to measure the effectiveness of which seats and areas are being used and how much, and make the number and allocation of seats even more effective. Also, right now the layout is just a row of desks, but eventually we would like to have more office furniture so that people can choose how to use it according to how they work. We want to add a little more playfulness to our office!”
Mr. Tsutsui: “I hope this will be a place where employees can think, ‘I want to come here even if I don’t have to come to work anymore! I hope it will become a place where employees can think, “Even if I don’t have to come to work anymore, I want to come here! According to the survey, about 80 people want to come to work every day, so I would like to create a better environment that will meet their desire to come to …….”
Ms. Toyomura: “Ideally, we would like to have an office that is comfortable for both those who want to come to work every day and those who come to work occasionally! Mr. Toyomura: “Ideally, the office should be comfortable for both those who want to come to work every day and those who come to work occasionally.”
(Table for multiple people!)
The free-address system at the Wakabayashi office was a revolutionary system introduced with the objective of “making effective and efficient use of limited seating space in a new way of working”
I have often heard that most of the work at Cocone is not confined to the designer, planning, and development teams, but involves collaboration with people in other fields, so the free-address system, which allows people to sit across boundaries, is a perfect system! I felt again that the free-address system, which allows people to sit down without such boundaries, is the right system!
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※This article is machine translated.