Consultancy

Statement on the corona pandemic

Hartmut Hoffmann, RK Rose+Krieger Managing Director

Hartmut Hoffmann, RK Rose+Krieger Managing Director

September 2020

Back in the spring, the outbreak and global spread of COVID-19 took us all by surprise. The top priority was minimising the surge to keep our healthcare system from being overwhelmed, thereby giving seriously ill patients the opportunity to receive the best possible treatment and boosting their chances of survival. While even experts are still struggling to explain this strange situation that we find ourselves in, we’ve learned to cope better with the virus. That’s not to say we’re underestimating how dangerous the coronavirus is. Quite the contrary, in fact. But, at the same time, it’s important that we don’t overestimate the risk of infection. Our aim is to act responsibly and protect our employees and society, all the while keeping our lives as normal as possible. When we think of what makes life worth living, we don’t imagine social isolation in professional and private settings. It would probably tear our society apart.

Despite the multitude of necessary and reasonable restrictions, we are able to work and are keeping our business afloat. Our employees are contactable by email, phone and video conference, and are also available for in-person meetings as long as the hygiene rules are observed. If you are unable to reach your personal contact, you are very welcome to speak to us in confidence.  We are there for you.

We would like to personalise our lives and make life worth living. There are two main points to consider in this respect. First, a lively society is a place where people take both their own and others’ interests into account. And second, there’s no such thing as a completely risk-free life. But we can and must all do our bit to minimise the existing risks.

Hartmut Hoffmann, RK Rose+Krieger Managing Director