For a Better Productivity
Nidec has launched a company-wide, productivity-doubling campaign to sustain its global business expansion for the next 100 years.
<The reasons behind Nidec’s productivity-improving campaign>
We first interviewed approximately 200 employees to identify productivity-related issues, and launched subcommittees to address them individually. All the employees proposed their ideas to improve their productivity, to launch measures such as revising the way to run meetings, creating standing meeting spaces, revising work-related man-hours, a comprehensive monitoring of overtime work, introducing three systems (i.e., teleworking, staggered work shift, and hourly paid time-off), and improving the IT system, while constantly training employees to brush up their foreign language skills and management capabilities (training for managerial employees).
Three systems (teleworking, staggered work shift, and hourly paid time-off)
To help improve the company’s productivity and employees’ career planning, we introduced three systems (i.e., teleworking, staggered work shift, and hourly paid time-off) in April 2017 to seek high-efficiency working and use limited time effectively. Since introducing these systems, we have been interviewing employees regularly to further revise and improve the systems, which were born out of our employees’ requests. We will continue our activities for a work environment where employees can achieve results efficiently.
The three new systems: Overview
- 1. Home working system
- This system, intended to help employees maintain a good work-life balance and eliminate the commuting-related burden, aims to have employees decide and utilize their workplace flexibly (their home environment), and help them work more efficiently.
- 2. Staggered shift work system
- Under this system, employees’ designated daily work hours remain the same, while they can change their timing of daily work hours (when they start and finish working) in a planned manner. This system enables employees to flexibly accommodate time differences between Japan and overseas countries, and work efficiently.
- 3. By-the-hour annual paid days-off system
- This system allows employees to take their paid days off by the hour within the statutory limit (up to five days a year).
<Teleworking as part of BCP measures>
Since the company introduced a teleworking system in 2017, the number of its users is growing steadily, with a 50:50 male-to-female ratio. The teleworking system, which employees use in normal times to secure a good work-life balance and work efficiency, plays important roles as a BCP measure as well in recent years. The company encourages employees to work from home when they can prepare for an upcoming event, such as an approaching typhoon, while, when the government issued a state of emergency amid the COVID-19epidemic, the regulatory limit to use the system was temporarily lifted to fully utilize the system to prioritize the health of our employees and their families. We will continue to reinforce our infrastructure for sustainable business management as we flexibly adapt to changes in the outside environment.
<The Annual Tele Work Days Campaign>
Every year, Nidec joins the “Tele Work Days,” an annual nationwide campaign that the Japanese government launches to promote work style reforms, and actively promotes its employees of all business bases in Japan to work from home during a recommended period. Nidec will continue to promote systems to help its employees improve their productivity and shape their careers.
<Selected as One of the First 100 Companies to Have Launched and Utilized a Tele-working System>
In FY2018, Nidec was selected by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as one of the first 100 companies that introduced and sufficiently utilize a tele-working system.