COVID-19 has had a major effect on everyone with many companies implementing work-from-home procedures in order to slow the spread of the virus. While Japan has not seen as many cases as the United States, companies are still not taking any chances months later.
Square Enix have announced that starting on December 1, the company will officially offer a permanent work-from-home program to all executive officers and employees.
Part of their reasoning for these implementations are to further bolster productivity and help employees achieve the optimal work-life balance.
The Company will designate each employee as either “home based” (working an average of at least three days per week from home) or “office based” (working an average of at least three days per week from the office). In general, all eligible employees will be designated as “home based.” Division heads will designate some positions or individual employees as “office based” as dictated by the nature of the work involved.