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The Siesta Culture of Spain

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on 6 February 2018

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Transcript of The Siesta Culture of Spain

Siesta Culture
In SPAIN
Task
- A short nap/break taken in the afternoon
Evolved many centuries ago
Unbearable heat
during the day
Evolved into something Cultural
- not only in the summer
throughout the whole year
Spanish Working Hours:
9am - 2pm
SIESTA
5pm - 8pm
Extends the day
Dinner
TV Shows
Bed
Time
Late Start
to
next day
1986
Accepted into EU
Integration
&
Globalisation
The need to meet international/european work hours
2006 Siesta loses Government Support
Gradual abolishment
of Siesta in Spain
Resistance from Private
firms and population
!
PROs
of
Siesta
More Energy

Increased Motivation

Reduction of Stress
Reduced Risk of Illness

*Heart Attacks
*Stress related Illness
Workers
are
Happier
The CONs of Siesta
Spanish Workers
are considered
Lazy
Tourism Decreased
6.6% partialy due to
closed shops during
Siesta
Business moving to
France & Germany
in search of normal
work hours
Hinders Spanish communication within the global economy
EU frustrated with
Spanish inability
to work
"normal" hours.
Sum Up
Growing trend for siesta to become less customary in a Spaniard’s work day.
As globalization increases and their economy faces pressure to conform for the sake of good business practice.
Managers
Adapting
International
Work Hours
Employee
&
Union
Resistance
Compromise
Further
International
Pressure
The
Vicious
Siesta
Cycle
What would you do?
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Protection from disease-causing free radicals
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