This Japanese Company Is Giving Non-Smoker Employees 6 Extra Vacation Days

A company in Japan has adopted an innovative strategy to motivating its workers to stop smoking. Piala Inc., a Tokyo-based association, is giving its non-smoking staff six additional days of vacation every year. Presented in September, this new strategy is intended to make up for puffing-related breaks, which are said to expend in regards to 15 minutes each.

A company in Japan has adopted an innovative strategy to motivating its workers to stop smoking. Piala Inc., a Tokyo-based association, is giving its non-smoking staff six additional days of vacation every year. Presented in September, this new strategy is intended to make up for puffing-related breaks, which are said to expend in regards to 15 minutes each.

Smartest Idea!

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Piala Inc. head office is on the 29th floor, so anybody needing a cigarette needs to go to the basement, taking around 15 minutes for each round.

How they got this idea?

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“One of our non-smoking staff put a message in the company suggestion box earlier in the year saying that smoking breaks were causing problems”

Their CEO supported people to quit smoking.

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“Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving nonsmokers some extra time off to compensate”

Piala Inc. CEO Takao Asuka said

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“I hope to encourage employees to quit smoking through incentives rather than penalties or coercion”, he said. Click on the next page to continue.