Japanese employers decided to sleep at the workplace to become part of the work responsibilities of each employee.
That does not mean that employees will sleep in the workplace, but will get a sleeping room.
The decision has been made since recent research has shown that drowsiness of employees affects their efficiency, causing Japanese companies to lose as much as 138 billion dollars annually.
Therefore, the proposal by employers and the Japanese Ministry of Health is for employees to have at least 30 minutes of sleep.
The proposal was accepted by the Japanese IT company Nextbeat, which provided two “strategic bedrooms” equipped with noise, bed and sofa blocking devices, while mobile phones, tablets and laptops are strictly forbidden.