There is a growing interest in "free address", "Hot Desking", mobile work and environmentally friendly office design that prioritizes employees' health, well being and motivation.
Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
Midas Company Hong Kong Operations Underway
Midas Company Limited based in Tokyo, Japan Announced Initiation of Operations for Asia via its new office in Hong Kong.
Known for contemporary, cutting edge and environmentally-friendly design work for the Japan offices of 5000-plus world-class firms including Alcatel-Lucent, DHLSupply Chain, Levis, Callaway Golf, Fujitsu as well as over 36 years of dedicatedservice, Midas Japan Company Limited is ready to take on the evolving and eclectic requirements of growth companies in Japan and Japanese companies expanding to Asia.
"Since many Japanese companies are setting up operations overseas, particularly in Asia, the last year or two has been full of requests for our office design and consulting service. As companies localize and work to serve their clients on the ground, many want to maintain a sense of continuity in design and achieve the same efficiency in terms of work space they enjoy in Japan", states Miyako Ikeda head of the corporate planning group and the new Hong Kong operation.
As the world moves away from traditional 9 to 5 office set-ups and focuses on flexibility and efficiency in work-style, there is a growing interest in "free address", "Hot Desking", mobile work and environmentally friendly office design which prioritizes employees' health, well being, and motivation. The demographics in Japan also force fundamental change in the approach to work as ageing employees,mothers and non-Japanese become essential facets of corporate success here.
Mobile computing, cloud based document exchange and smart phones make work, other than face to face discussions, mobile. Firms feel challenged to maintain lines of communication without denting the flexibility required by the savvy workerwho leverages technology to get work done on time anywhere. Smart phones and mobile computing makes work in the train or on the bus as easy as in the office and as companies realize how this can raise satisfaction and motivation among employees, more firms are looking for better office management options.
"We believe we can help raise the effectiveness of a firm with an office design andapproach that takes into account employees’ health, happiness and work style. We have incorporated Feng Shui design, implemented natural materials like cypress wood and we try to use lighting and color schemes that give a sense of pride and satisfaction to employees working in that environment," adds Ikeda.
New and Interesting Opportunities in Japan’s Legacy Buildings
Midas tackles another emerging requirement for clients in Japan via renewal and refreshment of legacy buildings. As Japan’s economy continues in deflationary mode, there are a some building owners who witness endlessly dropping rents and are seeking ways to improve their building and raise the building's overall appeal.
"We have begun a service where we give an older building a fresh new look using outside foliage, indirect lobby lighting, repainting of the elevators, lobby seating, etc. We have seen buildings fill right back up and rents rebound for these owners and this gives all of us involved in these projects a deep sense of satisfaction," states Ikeda.
Passing on the Knowledge via DOUMA
DOUMA which is a part of the Midas Group and run by Kiyohiko Ozawa, is dedicated to the consulting aspect of Office Design. Ozawa and his team have initiated an Ergonomics Assessment service for clients which includes the ergonomic assessment of each individual's desk, review of the lighting in the office and its effect on work efficiency. The team will also review the satisfaction level of the current office ergonomics as well as proposals for improvement of the
overall ergonomic environment.
Ozawa States "We are also in the process of starting a training program for office environment specialists and workplace consultants. We plan to hold lectures divided into theory and practice and we will discuss the thinking behind workplace consulting as well as present case studies on how this thinking is put into practice". DOUMA plans to offer this training to member companies from early 2013.
From Japan to Hong Kong and on to the Global Stage
As the office environment continues to evolve worldwide, Midas believes its
approach, ability, and record will drive its success first in Asia and then to the restof the world.
Hong Kong Office contact details are below.
Contact for DOUMA
Mr. Kiyohiko Ozawa
Contact in Hong Kong
Midas Office Design (HK) Limited
Unit B 4F, Wing Hang Finance Centre, 68 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-9444-0383 (Mobile)
Mr. Hirotake Hayashi