PUBLISHED 28 Oct 2020

Work From Office vs Home: Why the Office Remains in Japan's Future Way of Working


Tokyo, October 28, 2020 – 2020 has cast a new light on the need for flexible office space.

Over the course of the pandemic, the workspace model shifted from office to home in many countries. But as time reveals, the pandemic has highlighted the workforce’s need for an office space more than ever. Compass Offices is one step ahead with office solutions that meet the changing business landscape in the post-pandemic era.

In Japan, the work-from-home model reportedly produces challenges in terms of operational costs and productivity. Teleworking facilities for full-time employees are expected to cost Japan’s businesses ¥1.3 trillion a year. This while companies cite the lack of IT infrastructure and security protocols among reasons for why Japan is unequipped to work from home.

Even if work-from-home would provide an economic alternative, it does not always lead to an increase of productivity. Smaller apartments, lack of a workspace and in-living family members may impact the concentration and productivity more than the toil of daily commute can make up for. Not to forget that it diminishes important aspects an office environment provides – clearer working hours, distinct work-life balance, defined work roles, greater team engagement, and a productive working environment.

This is when companies turn to flexible office providers like Compass Offices, that meet the market demand with private offices that are safe, business-ready, cost-effective, and promotes employee wellbeing.

Although Japan may not be ready for the home-working setup to allow extra agility for employees, major companies are definitely warming up to the idea of flexible workspaces over traditional offices to fill this gap.

Compass Offices provide flexible office rentals in Tokyo’s key business districts Shibuya and Minato at its Ebisu Green Glass and Toranomon 40MT Building business centres. Its serviced offices, shared offices, and coworking spaces are designed for safety, resilience, productivity, and scalability.

Ebisu Green Glass, the latest addition to the Tokyo network, is easily accessible at a short walk from the JR Ebisu Station and Tokyo Metro. The centre features bright and spacious offices, shared workspaces, boardroom and meeting rooms, as well as a complimentary Habitat business lounge that opens out to a 50sqm garden terrace.

As long as stocks last, Compass Offices is offering workspaces for free in 2020 with a minimum 6-month sign up from 2021. Call +81 3 4530 9685 or email for more information.

About Compass Offices

Compass Offices is a leading flexible office space provider in Asia Pacific. Founded in 2009, Compass Offices has grown to 9 cities, serving over 20,000 satisfied clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, growing start-ups, entrepreneurs, independent professionals and enterprise teams.

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