Japanese insurance company encourages staff to work elsewhere
Major Japanese insurance company Sompo Holdings Inc. is attempting to change its traditional working culture by encouraging some employees to work for almost a year at start-ups and nonprofit organizations unrelated to their usual line of work.
The company hopes that their employees’ diverse experiences will enhance its competitiveness in the insurance market as it ventures into new domains such as nursing care and digital realm that require a more varied skill set.
Its main business areas currently are domestic property, life and casualty insurance.
Sompo Holdings President Mikio Okumura says...