A recent ranking survey from goo Ranking looked at fun company rules that people would like to see introduced at their own workplace.
Between the 20th and 22nd of April 2011 1,110 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.5% of the sample were female, 10.8% in their teens, 16.2% in their twenties, 27.4% in their thirties, 26.4% in their forties, 9.3% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
While looking up some of the companies listed, I came across more office rules from Kayac (in English). The one I found most curious was:
All our staff can play as they earn with our lucky dice scheme. They can top up their basic monthly wage by rolling the dice, introducing an element of fun and chance into their working day.
Now that is quite, quite strange!
Q: What fun company rules would you like to see introduced at your own workplace? (Sample size=1,110)
Rank Rule Company Score 1 100,000 yen bonus for taking consecutive holidays Recruit Agent 100 2 Day off for own or family birthday Spicysoft 96.3 3 Non-smoking allowance Sato 81.4 4 One free day a week mixi 73.5 5 Half-day off for sales Hime and Company 51.5 6 iPod allowance system EC Studio 47.0 7 Garden Office (Can work in office in rooftop garden) Kokuyo 41.4 8 Date allowance system Control Plus 36.1 9 Domestic and overseas training camp travel Digital Stage 35.8 10 In-company university United Arrows 35.8 11 Pet congratulation and condolence system Hills Colgate 35.5 12 Broken-hearted holiday Hime and Company 34.6 13 Kitchen in office CookPad 34.6 14 Idea holiday Novarese 33.0 15 In-company romance support Nihon Shokken 26.5 16 Three free meals a day (cook oneself) Next Ninja 25.1 17 Overseas office system Kayac 20.6 18 In-office currency Cybridge 14.9 19 Lateness penalty – all-body tights Global Flex Planning 11.8 20 Expenses Tweet approval system Spicysoft 10.7