Preparing for taking vacation time can often nullify the stress reducing benefits of time away from the office, but what about when your work requires that you travel? With structured itineraries and sometimes less than glamorous destinations, can you expect to find any time at all to relax after you meet your obligations? We’ve put together some tips to help you travel smart and stress free for work, while also making the most of time away from the office:
Author: Gabrielle Jones
As we stand on the precipice of vacation season, we in the business world must make a commitment to ourselves to banish the dreaded professional staple that is “the working vacation.” Whether you work in a traditional office, virtual office, or executive suite, studies show that you are highly like to bring the office with you during your time off.
According to Business News Daily, 66 percent of American professionals check their email while vacationing. Plus, 29 percent say they plan to attend meetings. This signals bad news for the state of work-life balance in the U.S.
From long security lines to delayed and canceled flights, the ever daunting business trip can become an even scarier beast to tame during this hectic time of year. If you're a weary business traveler, heed this advice to make your next voyage smooth sailing.