Is hospitality sapping productivity in Japan?

Jul 15, 2015

Is hospitality sapping productivity in Japan?


Customers are gods, as a saying goes in Japan, where staffers press buttons for shoppers in department store elevators and hotel porters line up to bow to guests.While Japan is revered for this hospitality, or omotenashi, all that bowing and scraping may be sapping ...

/ Feb 10, 2015

Hitachi unit's wearable sensor measures corporate activity levels

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. has developed a wearable sensor for measuring employee activity levels that are closely linked to corporate productivity.The name tag-type sensor can be used to obtain data for analysis of human actions such as walking, nodding and typing. Activity levels can be ...