Office Design Company Midas Company, Ltd. Opens Newly Renovated Office Space
Japan's oldest office design company achieves cost reduction and increased
efficiency with its cutting edge approach to "Connectivity." Visit
TOKYO, Japan, March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Free address
workspace where hard drives, fixed phone lines and cabinet space are a thing
of the past, "refresh kiosks" offering special features like massage chairs
and healing music, a giant cedar "Dining Table" style work center where
preferred seats are taboo and across-division communication thrives, and
luxurious use of "Kanbatsuzai" or recycled wood to help preserve Japan's
forests are but a few features that make the new Midas office design a magnet
for facility managers in every industry.
Everyone is looking to re-engineer office space to raise worker satisfaction,
lower fixed cost and provide efficient service to clients.
Basically, Midas proves that an improved office environment will improve your
bottom line. Two months after the grand opening of its cutting edge model
office in Tsukiji, Japan numbers show the psychological and financial value in
challenging the conventional office design to meet the ever-changing
requirements of a "smarter" business work force and environment.
Maintaining Corporate Growth Amid this Workplace and Work-style Evolution
Requires A Brand New Office Environment.
Based on 36 years of experience serving some 5000 demanding clients including
Alcatel-Lucent, DHL Supply Chain, Levis, Callaway Golf, and Fujitsu, Midas
learned the conventional office design required a major overhaul. In November,
2012, after a year of planning and meticulous discussion, Midas bit the bullet
and ripped apart their Tsukiji home office. Out went the knick knack and
document-filled cubicles, tethered fixed telephone lines, multiple meeting
rooms and glaring office lighting. In came hot desking, smart phone centered
un-tethered infrastructure, purpose-focused meeting rooms and softer LED
"We knew that work style trends were undergoing unprecedented change in terms
of the mobile workplace concept. Basically, people with their note PC can
pretty much work anywhere. Simultaneously though, the need for communication
among employees, remains a critical concern. We understood the office should
become a connecting "hub" rather than a static destination," explains Kiyohiko
Ozawa, Harvard educated President of Midas consulting firm, DOUMA.
"We constantly consult with clients on how to improve their bottom line with
innovative office design and layouts, but to really take it the whole nine
yards, we decided to do a full overhaul of our own office and create a real
model example of our approach," continues Ozawa.
The risk Midas took is paying off earlier than expected.
1. Free-address open seating achieved a 30 percent rise in communication among
employees and partners allowing for an increase in average project number per
employee to rise from 5 to 7.
2. Two tons of cedar "Kanbatsuzai" used in the design laces the air with a
light, healthy scent and elicits a sense of pride and unity among staff
because they know they are contributing in a real way to preservation of
3. Reduction from 7 meeting spaces to one formal meeting room, speed meeting
standing room and an innovative multi-functional "Forum" area attracted more
than 15 seminars since January and the Midas office is becoming a networking
hub of learning and presentations for clients, partners, Chambers of Commerce
and other business organizations.
"In the former office design where everyone had a set place to sit, I would
come for my weekly meetings and feel more like an outside guest than
contributing partner. The new layout allows me to sit next to a different team
member on every visit in an extremely welcoming environment. The free-address
system inspires deeper communication and better generation of fresh ideas from
everyone including part-timers, interns, outside partners or clients," states
Ruth Jarman Shiraishi CEO of Midas partner firm, Jarman International KK.
Midas office attests to the company's sincere focus on responsibility to
employees, environment and valued clients. With inquiries on the rise and
employee satisfaction greater than ever, Midas is ready to tailor their unique
approach to the individual requirements of new and existing clients.
Contact in Japan
Midas Company Limited
Round-Cross Tsukiji, 3-9-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan
Ms. Miyako Ikeda
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
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CONTACT: Jarman International KK
Ruth Jarman Shiraishi
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