Do you know the feeling? You have a problem, you see a solution, you want it. It is right there, underneath your fingertips. But, although it seems close, the lack of time and/ or resources ensures it is still out of your reach.
A lot has changed since I switched from Hospitality to Tech, as described in my previous blog. I realized what an email addict I had become. In my previous role as Commercial Director, I received between 100-200 emails a day. Although this sounds like a burden, it always felt quite normal, and it was just the way things were. But having back2back meetings most days, this meant my mailbox was always a job to be done during my weekends or evenings.
Seeing things from a different perspective made me realize that as a hotelier I had blinders on sometimes, trying to protect the thing I loved the most: the vibrancy of hospitality. Now - being on the other side of the bridge - I realize that maybe we were (and still are) creating our own bottleneck. The world (of hospitality) is changing at a faster pace than ever, I think we can all agree on that. Being a new ‘techie’ myself, it may sound like a gospel fitting my own reason for being. Still, I believe that we, and with us many others, can really help the hotelier with their struggles. However, you must remain critical.