Why This Japanese Company is the Happiest

Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Toshiyuki Yamamoto

Free iPhones, four vacations per year of at least 10 days in a row, and the attitude that the employee, not the customer, is always right. Does that sound like your idea of work placeparadise? It is in Japan, where EC Studio is so popular they have to turn down university graduates who offer to work there for free.

According to Link and Motivation Inc.'s Employee Motivation Survey, EC Studio has been ranked No. 1 in Japan in employee happiness for the past two years. Perks, such as two paid vacations to your hometown if you live more than 140 kilometers away, contribute to that.

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