Internal communication in 2015 comes in all manner of shapes and sizes.
Rarely – in our experience – does it arrive in the form of a vending machine though.
Yes, you’ve read that right.
Canned coffee maker Dydo Drinco Inc has rolled out talking mechanical snack providers to a handful of companies in Japan, aiming to boost internal communication.
How does it work?
It’s fairly simple.
Peckish workers treating themselves during the working day are greeted by a short message from the company’s CEO when they use the machine.
Technical engineers have programmed the device to greet people when they either pay their money or choose a product.
The machines have the capacity to remember “four recorded messages of five seconds” – offering “better communication within the company”, according to Dydo.
The Japan Times reports Kyoto-based taxi fleet operator MK Co has installed six machines featuring the voice of company president Nobuaki Aoki who uses the phrases: “Drive safe without any accident” and “Groom yourself well and smile”.