Updated on August 29, 2019

Workplace

Sony strives to create appealing workplaces that foster Sony’s corporate culture and make it possible for people to work in diverse ways, while encouraging employees to take on new challenges and pursuing greater employee engagement.

Fostering Sony’s Corporate Culture

Sony endeavors to create appealing workplaces that foster a corporate culture that will lead the company into the future. At the Sony City headquarters building, Sony’s corporate culture is enhanced through user experience such as employee collaboration and variety of events. Sony has created a history wall outlining its corporate history with quotes from the founders and has also opened a lounge in the ground floor entrance hall of the headquarters building to communicate Sony’s principles and corporate culture.

Cafeteria talk at the Sony City headquarters building
History wall and lounge in the entrance hall of the Sony City headquarters building

Sony Group companies are also creating workplaces with their own unique identities and corporate cultures that add to Sony’s diversity.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Office conveys the fascination of movies

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Office stairs which can be used like a theater

Making It Possible for People to Work in Diverse Ways

Sony’s offices utilize open floor plans that encourage collaboration and foster the creativity and productivity of employees. Sony embraces an activity-based work-style concept to create functional workplaces that flexibly adapt to different styles of working and environments according to the work objectives and situation, enabling its diverse workforce to achieve a good work-life balance.

New offices of Sony Corporation of America with open floor plans
Various meeting spaces employees can use freely
“NEST,” a place for informal gatherings

Encouraging Employees to Take On New Challenges

Sony endeavors to create spaces that encourage employees to take on new challenges, guided by its vision of creativity and spirit of taking on challenges. The Creative Lounge at the Sony City headquarters building, Bridge Terminal at Sony City Osaki, and Comi-chika at the Atsugi Technology Center serve as creative collaboration spaces for open communication and idea generation, supporting employees as they take on new challenges. Sony operates the Sony Startup Acceleration Program to accelerate the development of new business applications based on ideas generated from these creative spaces.

Comi-chika creative collaboration space at the Atsugi Technology Center

Increasing Employee Engagement

Sony is increasing employee engagement by creating appealing workplaces that help to foster communication by offering amenities that enable employees to refresh the mind and body with good food and exercise. Sony collaborated with the lifestyle magazine Jiyujin to open The Farm, a cafeteria at the Sony City headquarters building that offers food made with fresh and seasonal ingredients in an urban office setting.

Yoga class with high-resolution sound at Sony City Osaki
The Farm cafeteria for Sony employees
Rice bowl topped with seasonal ingredients served for lunch
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