Business Travel in time of Corona
Contacts are vital in business. But in times of Corona, these contacts can also cost lives. Our company is now organized 95% digitally. Nevertheless, there are emotional components such as trust and respect that are difficult to implement on the screen. In many cultures, "showing your face" is just as important as the product and the service itself.
We think that trade fairs and exhibitions are not really suitable at the moment, even when implementing the best hygiene concepts. We have decided to cancel our trade fair appearances and concentrate more on our direct contacts. But the effort is enormous. For the quarantine when entering the destination country and when returning to Germany, two weeks alone must be planned. The risk in the travel destination is not always clearly identifiable because either the calculation is different or the risk is communicated differently. But if a project has been digitally worked on for almost a year and the goal is in sight, we accept the challenge. And there is also a positive side effect: Seven days of quarantine are seven days of undisturbed working hours. The effectiveness is high and the output is enormous.