Japan's Employer of The Year

If you think your job sucks, think of these poor Canon Electronics employee in Japan. Their caring and compassionate boss removed all the chairs and put up a security so an alarm goes off if you don't walk fast enough. Hisashi Sakamaki, president of Canon Electronics came to realize that forcing employees to stand not only saves money but increases productivity and enhances employee relationships.
Hisashi Sakamaki is also the author of a book called "A company will do well if you get rid of the chairs and computers". According to his book, employees can concentrate on the meeting at hand without chairs and they have been able to half the number of meetings each year. He also says that by standing at work, the employees develop a closer relationship with each other and that problems are solved much more quicker. The company also saves on the cost of buying chairs as you can see in the photo.
In the hallway, if an employee walks slower than 5 meters every 3.6 seconds, an alarm and flashing lights are set off, reminding the poor startled worker that he's an inefficient waste of air. Even better, there's a sign on the floor in said hallways that reads, "Let's rush: If we don't, the company and world will perish." In comparison, the Big Boss get to relax on a comfy chair in his room. Already concerned Canon consumers is already calling for a boycott of Canon products for their outrageous treatment of their employees. "As a Canon printer user I feel guilty sitting down at work".

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