World Panel
Viewpoint13 October 2020

Running out of energy: An underestimated threat to a "people's business"?

Sustainability in Hospitality

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Franziska Altenrath, Co-Founder at TUTAKA
Peter Varga
Assistant Professor at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Among others, the pandemic generated restrictions not only have increased the 'official' time we spend online, alongside with an increased administrative charge, but also intruded our private life, particularly when we consider the increasing emails and tasks received during the weekends. Since this is not regulated firmly, I would encourage companies to limit the business 'hours' even if one works remotely. Concerning the restrictions generated stress, de-socialisation, and exhaustion, one idea could be for the human resource management at the company to intelligently encourage employees to reunite outside of the business environment, for example in splendid natural settings. This way, employees would not only have the opportunity to re-socialize with colleagues, but they could also re-vitalize energies to face the current challenges. The global problem is originated from nature, and a part of the solution may also come from it.

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