Does the current work style reform really allow the selection of various ways of working according to individual circumstances? As mentioned on the previous page, some people say " I want to work until I work overtime , while others say" I want to avoid overtime and reduce working hours ." However, the current work style reforms are mainly focused on issues such as karoshi, so the latter is more about reducing working hours.
From this page, we will consider what reform is in line with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's " Working Reform Aims " .
What the government wants to do through work-style reform is to correct overwork death, which has been warned by the international community.The most common cause of karoshi in Japan is working hours (see graph below). Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that strengthening the correction of long working hours will reduce the number of overworked deaths.
But look closely at the graph. The number of respondents saying that work fatigue (due to long working hours) is the cause of overwork death,About 30%.Let's take a look at the second highest ratio, "Workplace relationships." This is about 20% of the total.The combined number of these two answers is only about half of the total。
In other words, simply correcting long working hours is unlikely to reduce the number of karoshi.
So what else should the state do besides correcting long working hours? That is, of course, improving workplace relationships . For companies that had a unique internal system, some of the internal systems emphasized human relationships (for example, Sansan- Know me ) There were many.Shouldn't the government try to improve human relations by imitating such a company?