Reflecting its aim to expand into a wide range of business fields not limited to games, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment changed to its current name from BANDAI NAMCO Games in 2015. Proceeding simultaneously with this, the Mirai-Kenkyusho relocation was positioned as a major change project with the goal of increasing business efficiency through the strengthening of communication and horizontal organizational collaboration.
The office concept was defined as "Exciting communication office," and employee opinions were gathered under a policy goal of "wanting to create a fun office that would stimulate employee communication."
For the work area, an alternately crisscrossing desk arrangement was used to promote face-to-face interaction via various crisscrossing lines of sight. Bordering the work area, along the west-side windows there is a multifaceted open meeting space that enables people to move around and quickly select an area to match their intended use and mood.
A communication space incorporating a pantry function has been established on each floor using a different theme in each case. They have come to be used as multipurpose spaces, and, featuring objects also coordinated with the overall design, they express a playful spirit worthy of an entertainment company. Different drinks are offered on each floor so these spaces have become regular destinations for workers from other floors.