- Japan amusement workstation has rolled out a new service that allows Japanese workers to use its facilities as their alternative workplace.
If there is one good thing that came out from the unfortunate global pandemic, it was the migration of workers from their traditional workplaces.
Due to the still lingering risks of the coronavirus, workers are now encouraged by their employers to work at home.
With the available technologies today, doing work from home can be as convenient as everybody wants it to be.
Japan Amusement Workstation
But in Japan, it seems that workers had a bit of an “unfair advantage” with this trend.
Because aside from working at home, they also have the option to work in another fantastic place: At an amusement park!
Japanese theme park Yomiuriland pulled out a delighting surprise by offering their facilities as an alternative place to work!
Yomiuriland’s “amusement workstation” package includes a working booth next to its pool and a ferris wheel ride with a portable WiFi router.
This new workplace is definitely lightyears away from the traditional cramped cubicles that workers have to endure in the past.
At first glance, the concept of working inside an amusement park might seem a very unusual sight. But current trends hint that it might be one of the most normal things we could see in the future.
Today, 65% of Japanese firms are already allowing and encouraging their employees to work outside their offices.
Since health considerations are everybody’s top priority right now, cramped and populated offices are now seen as unideal workplaces.
Not only unideal but also dangerous.
That is why almost overnight, workforces, not only in Japan, but also in various parts of the world have migrated from their offices to the comfort of their own homes.
But of course, Japan would always want to add a little zest to every trend, which includes turning an amusement park as its new workplace.
Daily passes for its Yomiuriland costs 1,900 yen ($18.05) per person every weekday and 2,000 yen every weekend and holiday. (Not bad for an extremely fun and motivating workplace)
One of the first telecommuters who tested the “feasibility” of the amusement park (slash) workplace was Tatsuki Yamamoto, 47, president of IT solutions firm FLEQ.
At Yomiuriland, Yamamoto enjoyed his time working beside the pool, inside a slowly moving ferris wheel, inside a haunted house, and yes, while strapped in a roller coaster.
These scenes are, without a doubt, the unfulfilled daydreams of many workers throughout the world.
Yamamoto even started an online conference call while he was on a ferris wheel and showed the breathtaking view there with his colleagues.
But he has only one complaint though.
Yamamoto said that he can’t decide whether to finish his work or just savor the great view on the ferris wheel all day long.
And if there is one problem that workers would willingly take, this one would certainly be on the top of their list.
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