PayPay shifted to a “new workstyle” last September, allowing “Work from Anywhere, at Anytime” (WFA). Nearly six months after its launch, a number of issues associated with this work style have become apparent, and for this reason, we have decided to start a new series of articles featuring WFA to offer insight into solving the challenges of working remotely by sharing some creative and specific practices our colleagues have adopted. This time, we would like to introduce Hagiwara -san who moved from Hyogo to Osaka ,Wakayama,France. Here are some of the highlights and challenges of moving to Osaka, with photos provided by Hagiwara-san！ Read thePayPay’s HRBP team – Maximizing the Potential of Both Organization & People Article.
Live in Osaka, Yuichi Hagiwara
It is from October 2020, one month after the introduction of the WFA system.Why Osaka？
I feel that I made an emotional judgment at that time rather than rationally judgement. The largest reason is that I wanted to show my parents grandchildren as much as possible, and I wanted to raise my children freely. I’d like to say that, but to tell the truth, raising children was more difficult than I had imagined, so I felt like I asked my parents for support.
I really like the landscape of the area called Nakanoshima in Osaka, and there are lots of greenery parks and delicious rice restaurants, so I moved to Nakanoshima. My family walks along the river and goes to cafes everyday. Nakanoshima is a really comfortable area.How is Remote work？
Organizations are doing trial and error in response to this dramatic change. As an example, the team introduced a progress management tool to give all members visibility into who is working on their goals and where they are in trouble. This has created a supportive membership relationship. In addition, we continue to hold team building training for half a year. Under remote work, I hypothesized that there might be a culture of “refraining from certain communication (especially bad information)” and tried to make it a thorough discussion-type training. Then, more than I imagined, various issues were proposed each time, and the bottleneck was resolved as a result of the training. Since it is not possible to meet face-to-face with the company as it was when working in the office, we introduced a tool that allows us to check the condition once every two weeks, and established a new health consultation desk inside and outside the company, and employees We are aiming for a system that allows people to exert their full potential for safety, security, and health even under remote work.What you gained / lost from remote work
What I have acquired as an individual is the point of outside contact. I changed how to use the time of the day. When I was in Tokyo, it took me two hours to commute to and from work, but now I can do new things such as attending an online school, gathering with friends to create apps, and participating in study sessions with other companies. I am able to increase my assets. I haven’t lost anything in particular, but to put it bluntly, it’s a drinking party. Having been in team competitions for many years, it is worthwhile to achieve something with friends and share the sense of accomplishment. Therefore, it is lonely that I couldn’t go out for a drink at the end of overtime, get acquainted with people from other departments, and talk about everything from the dream of what I want to do with PayPay until the last train to the ridiculous private story. I can only talk seriously at a meeting.