BusinessDiaryJapanese traditionScienceUncorrected


  •  Today, I and my juniors rearranged our laboratory so that we can accept new faces. We printed out a sketch of our laboratory, and discussed new arrangement. We had had a lots of opinions, for example, “I want to move a desk out of the sun to prevent skin irritation,” “I need more space,” “I’d like to avoid a desk near the entrance,” “I want to use two desks,” and “I want to isolated.”

    Of course, It is not possible to reflect all these demands, but we tried to think that we are as fully satisfied as possible. About 3 hours later, rearrangement was completed. I thought we’d solved almost all of our problems, however — some juniors expressed their dissatisfaction soon. Some said “Oops, I’m worried about other people’s eyes,” and some said “Jesus! my space is too narrow.”

    Haha, it was difficult. However, I think we have to put on our considering caps about our eyes. According to the Northern Europe research, if we are working without partitions, our productivity, motivation, and concentration would decrease, and chances of getting sick would increase. Although there is nothing surprising about this, most Japanese companies don’t use partitions in their offices. In order to improve our productivity, we have to create our spaces that we can concentrate. In fact, since there are four PC displays on my desk and they are serving as a surrogate for partitions, I’m comfortable.

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