Japanese firm to send overworking employees home by nagging them with music-blaring office drones

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Since World War II, Japan has struggled with a work culture that consists of excessive overtime.

To curb that behavior, one firm is planning to use drones that fly around the office blasting Auld Lang Syne to get employees to realize it’s time to go home.The system, developed by office security and cleaning firm Taisei and telecom giant NTT, will see drones patrolling the office on a scheduled flight path.

The drones will also record footages of what they see during the flight to identify employees who remain in the office after standard work hours.“You can’t really work when you think ‘it’s coming over any time now,’” Taisei director Norihiro Kato told The Japan Times.

Auld Lang Syne is typically played in Japanese malls to announce……

 
 
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