Saturday, May 30, 2009


Remember that list of jobs that Robb was supposedly qualified to do, but that made us laugh at its absurdity?

Well, we've got another one to add to this list.

Working for Canon Electronics. We found this article at Gizmodo.

Can you imagine working in a place where the boss got rid of all the chairs and put in alarms which go off when you don't walk fast enough?

Well some of the folks who work at Canon don't need to imagine - its a reality for them.

The president of Canon Electronics Hisashi Sakamaki is also the author of a book called "A company will do well if you get rid of the chairs and computers" - available on Amazon.

According to his book, employees can concentrate on the meeting at hand without chairs and they have been able to half the number of meetings each year.

He also says that by standing at work, the employees develop a closer relationship with each other and that problems are solved much more quicker. The company also saves on the cost of buying chairs.

When Nikkei went to interview the president, while walking in the corridor a siren and flashing lights went off.

The corridor was designed to detect whether employees were walking at least 5 meters for every 3.6 seconds.

The blue sign on the floor also says "Lets rush - if we don't then the company and world will perish."

Perish, huh?



gollygee said...

It's an interesting concept. But the walking-speed siren is way too much! :D And never being able to sit sucks, I know this from working retail with anti-sitting Nazi bosses. :D Also, what happens if you break your ankle or leg??? Sounds like grounds for a lawsuit! :D

Anonymous said...

Hey, in a world where I can't sit down, the world SHOULD perish. Even God Herself rested on the 7th day, right?



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