‘New Normal’ Impacts Fujitsu – to halve office space in three years

REUTERS FILE PHOTO: The logo of Fujitsu is pictured at a CEATEC exhibition at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, Oct. 2, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

The reality is beginning to dawn and hit home. And once the big corporations starts to act or prepare for a different future, the ‘new normal’ may truly have made land fall. “We will overhaul our current work, allowance and welfare framework that is based on the assumption that employees commute to designated offices every day,” Hiroki Hiramatsu, head of the human resources unit, told a news briefing.

Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd (6702.T) said on Monday it would halve its office space in three years as it rewrites the way employees work under a “new normal” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The IT solutions company said its roughly 80,000 group employees in Japan would work flexible hours, and work-from-home would be standard wherever possible.

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