With a combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots.
We are promoting a new era of company management.
I hope to share some of the process in this section.
It's been ten years since we opened our office in Shakujii.
Recently, I've been asked a lot in interviews, "Why do you have an office in Shakujii? I'd like to explain why.
There are so many that it is difficult to explain verbally.
Why do we have an office in Shakujii?
Because it was a place with a lot of greenery and a relaxed atmosphere.
After the Great East Japan Earthquake, I thought it would be better if everyone's home and office were closer together.
There are almost no IT companies in Shakujii, and it seemed that we would soon be the number one IT company in Shakujii.
There are no other companies to compare with, and they don't seem to be working too hard.
I wanted to question the "common sense" of setting up an office in the city center.
When I thought about 20 years from now, I felt that the city center would not be the only office.
Because I wanted to do something together with local people.
I thought I could contribute to local restaurants by increasing the number of people working there.
We wanted to use the savings to provide benefits to our employees because the cost per square meter of office space is lower than in central Tokyo.
I didn't have to ride the commuter train.
In the beginning, we used to have meetings at a family restaurant in Shakujii.
In order to do something that is not common sense, you need to think about the rationale for it from various angles.
With all these reasons, there is still room for people to ask, "Why not take the plunge and go to the countryside? I'll answer that question.
A company that uses a lot of IT inevitably needs web engineers, designers, directors, and planners, so from the perspective of the economy of accumulation, it was not a good idea to set up a base in a regional area from the beginning. It is possible in the future, but we thought we should use the power of Tokyo for the first step.
It will be.
After weighing the advantages of the city center (people experiencing the IT lifestyle) against the advantages of the countryside (more space and time to live), I decided that the best place to live would be around 17km from the city center.
Well, I think I'm overthinking it, but as it turns out, I had a lot of unexpected fun when I look back on it.
And now that we have a number of subsidiaries, we will have to come up with ideas for new developments.