Bringing team members together
in their own space.
In an era of workplace reform, Okamura introduces the concept of Bushitsu, named after afterschool clubs famous across Japan, where members gather in teams around shared purpose, activities, interests, and goals. Owned by everyone in a particular division or department, it’s a home base that helps heighten one's sense of comradery and a feeling of belonging that often becomes obsolete when employees work individually.
Within a Bushitsu, teams also come together to collaborate, heightening a sense of comradery and trust. The Bushitsu may have dedicated desks for the team where members can accomplish individual focus work, research, ideation, and preparation for presentations or reviews. And the same desks can be also used for team collaboration. Depending on the needs of each team, Bushitsu can be closed, semi-closed, or open.