Japanese culture is all about the close-knit community. The feelings and ethics that stem from this basic idea lay much of the groundwork for other areas. One such affected area is the work culture in the nation. Work life in Japan is known to be full of inflexible schedules and overtimes which has been the case for a really long time. One of the reasons has been Japanese antipathy towards foreign employees. The newer generation, has recognised the problem and has been bringing a slow reform into the work system by uprooting the apprehensive-ness towards outsiders.
When the rising demand for new hire is not met, the current employees are tied into a cycle of a 3K system: Kitsui (hard work), Kaerenai (long hours) and KyuryoHikui (low pay). To put it simply, when demanding work is combined with overtime and poor compensation, the employee starts to lose interest and motivation required for better performance. Apart from the culture itself, when the Pandemic hit, the growth of Japan suffered a huge loss. The declining growth ended up flat in July-September of 2019 but has been picking up after a year.
The IT sector in the country has suffered the most. The pressure from the customer front and a disinterested new generation looking for better opportunities elsewhere along with the pandemic hit market has been damaging. But these problems have an answer: the combination of advanced technology and opening the country’s door to foreign employees can help meet the hiring demands, easing the lives of the existing employees and enhancing overall work quality in the country.
The pandemic has forced many companies to re-access their disaster recovery capabilities and a huge shift towards cloud solutions has been observed with time. At a time like such, outsourcing is the most popular option and Oxtrys has all the capabilities to remove the hassle of IT infrastructure shifting. The shift has proven as a quick and stable solution that can last a long time and has helped companies shift focus on picking up their business post opening (under social distancing circumstances) instead of worrying about an infrastructure transfer and upkeep.
In short, modern problems require modern solutions and if those solutions. With modern technologies being an inevitable part of the next generation product, Japan based companies require newer ideas from contemporary minds to be put into production. The combination of open foreign policies with a shift to cloud based dependence has helped Japan pick up the growth rate once again, in order to rebuild the economy affected by the pandemic.