Some Employees in Japan work from home using Animal Crossing: New Horizons
COVID-19 has rendered several nations to a near grinding halt in terms of industry and work, affecting productivity on all levels. Companies of all sizes have resorted to working from home in the name of safety, deploying solutions such as Google Suite, Microsoft Office and even Discord, to get their daily tasks done. This is already on top of usual emailing and work-chat groups.
A company in Japan had decided to conduct an experiment where their employees would host a virtual meeting/office in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here’s the story of how 3 employees in Japan did their work in-game.
Chat log discussing work related matters:
Discussing Previous Month’s Sales:
The trio concluded their work from home experiment with the following pros and cons:
Compared to other chat programs, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is much more fun to use.
Can’t send files such as images and documents
Can’t speak about confidential matters, as they might be leaked to Nintendo
Nothing but Animal Crossing keeps coming up during the meeting
No one knows who is who, because everyone has their own in-game handle, rather than their real name. And it could devolve into chaos because of that.
We’ve seen people do crazy creative things on this game, and this one takes the cake. Definitely need to pair with Discord for file transfers, sending photos and proper voice chat which is a small issue.