Human Resources Expert Offers Alternative to Working From Home

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Prof. Nita Chhinzer

With many work-from-home employees reporting feeling emotionally exhausted after nearly 10 months of balancing work and family life, a University of Guelph expert on human resources suggests there may be a solution. 

Prof. Nita Chhinzer is an associate professor of human resource management and business consulting in the Department of Management in U of G’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.

In a recent Conversation Canada commentary, she proposed that some workers may want to consider finding workspace at a nearby hotel. Not only would it give them the quiet and isolation they need, but it would also benefit local hotels that have been struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

Chhinzer noted that several hotel chains, including MarriottHilton and the Intercontinental, have launched work-from-hotel packages aimed at remote workers. These packages provide day passes that offer  dedicated work spaces and waived fees for special services such as gyms and pools. 

Chhinzer is available to discuss the potential benefits of such arrangements, the downsides of working from home, and the benefits of finding separation between work and home life. 

Contact:

Prof. Nita Chhinzer
chhinzer@uoguelph.ca