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It was estimated that twenty percent of participants decided to keep their ties on and make the contribution throughout the five days.
Speaking for the World Economic Forum, André Schneider, the Chief Operations Officer said, “we decided to ask participants to take off their ties to enhance the informality of the meeting and improve the working atmosphere. We wanted to send a message to those who came to Davos that it was time to ‘roll up their sleeves and get down to work’ in a spirit of informality. The fact that such a policy has had this additional benefit is very pleasing indeed.”
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