Hasn’t changed since the establishing, the morning session starts with saying the credo out loud and share a one-minute-speech per person linked with the topic of the code of conduct. It will be in English one week followed by Japanese in the week after. If there are colleagues working remotely, the 360 degree camera will help remote workers see who is currently talking as the lense automatically shifts to the speaker.
Principle Way” explicitly states the mission, vision, value (code of conduct), and goal is always carried around by employees.
It is an online university where one can learn about GA or Tableau that directly relates to work. You can learn for free the lessons by industry’s top level VP Kida and other specialists.
We have a regular session by Director of Analytics of Principle America, Kris Irizawa, live from the US. It is a studying lunch session covering Silicon Valley’s recent marketing trend and news.
It is a weekly studying group by specialist from the company and instructors from outside the company. “R8” comes from “Room 8”, the name of the share office’s room where a study group started at the time of the establishing.
We have the culture to express and share to all one’s gratitude through Slack channel. One’s accomplishment is rewarded by compliments and bonus.
It is regularly hosted to talk about the work, dream and goal to your CEO and/or team. It plays an important role as it is associated with performance evaluation.
It is a regular company announcement to present the performance and management policy. Streaming video service is also available.
English class lesson is available before “asakai (morning session)”. Chinese lesson as well as Tableau class are also available, and this is because we have a culture where colleagues become teachers to teach each other.
We host twice a year (one in summer, the other in winter) to invite children and families to the office to host the events.
We celebrate colleague’s birthdays by congratulating through Slack’s “birthday” channel.
Company recompenses activity fee such as eSports, b-monster, marathon, music, ping-pong, futsal, healthy food club, etc, to enhance communication among colleagues.
It is hosted to teach each other one’s habit and special skills to increase individual’s awareness. It is a popular event as there are many people who master the work as well as habits.
It is a regular study group where Ken Kusuyama, CEO, and Hiroshi Tsuchiya, adviser and best selling writer, gather together with entrepreneur-minded colleagues.
It is a regular event where the whole company go on a trip to get refreshed in nature and host workshops to innovate ideas.
There are many cases, and we are proud to say that it is one of our aspects, where employees introduce their friends/ex-colleagues to join our company.
There are many ways to encourage way of working, and one of it is once-a-week of remote system. Online tool enables one to attend Asakai and meetings, and this system allows to meet the needs of various family and personal condition. If there are appropriate reasons, it is possible to have the remote work system more than twice a week.
It is the training system that takes place at the Silicon Valley or LA office in the US branch offices. Everyone is given with an opportunity to go regardless of the amount of years you’ve been working for Principle. For US branch employees, there is “Japan training trip” once a year.
Person who has not only achieved in numerical goals of the company, but also who has been active in cultural and organizational growth will be nominated and given with an award.
As we have various ways of lifestyle, there should also be various employment pattern to match the lifestyle. And Principle offers various patterns as full-time employee like the number of working hours and number of work days. Full-time employee can work three times a week as well.
There is a monthly lunch time recompensed by the company to enhance communication from different divisions and occupation.
To enhance internal communication, a group of employees can go to a place they want to go during the working hours in the weekdays. Furthermore, it will be considered as work and will also be able get the allowance. This is a great way to trigger for innovative idea.
It is a day-time social gathering to allow working parents and people raising children or in care for the elderly to be able to participate.
The early bird catches the worm”, if you start working early, you finish work early. This is a system to match your lifestyle just like the remote work system.
Take 5 consecutive paid vacations, and you will be able to get maximum 5 days of remote work before or after the paid vacations. For example, take 5 days of vacation and you can stay at the vacation place for another maximum 5 days working remotely.
Company subsidizes certain amount of fee for the influenza vaccination. We have the antiseptic mouthwash to gargle, hand sanitizer, and masks to prevent infection disease as well.
Meeting room with wall filled with full of books, signifying a room gathered with knowledge or another word, “chi”, and meeting room with tatami. There are also room with pentagon table with our logo signifying the company philosophy (credo), and a room only for 1on1 meeting.
The aroma from the diffuser and house plants will ease your fatigue, and the music will maximize your performance as studied by Silicon Valley’s brain science group.
Sitting on balance balls will refresh and train your body core for backache-less body. Lift-type desk can be used as non-territorial address and freely.
It is a stylish cafe area with the concept of Silicon Valley. This cafe is freely used for seminar, study group, meeting, and cafe work. Digital Marketers Meetup and “Iron Viz” are also hosted in this cafe.
Books written by VP Kida and books related to work are free to read and borrow.
Free to drink coffee freshly ground by DeLonghi coffee machine. You can drink real cappuccino or cafe latte from fresh weekly-delivered milk.
We offer free bento for the study group, and this healthy bento is thought together with a well-known bento place.
We have implemented this new AI tool from Silicon Valley way before it was introduced in Japan!
BGM at the cafe by Alexa provides selection of music that enhances productivity in the morning, lunch and evening.
To bridge the solitude of remote work and office work, robots maneuvered by CEO or employees will walk around the office.