If your new business or work is about to take you to places local and abroad, you need some work and travel tips to make these a pleasant sojourn rather than a frequent stressful part of your life.
Learn practical work and travel tips that you can use as you go through the routine, but some tips that you can pick up as soon as possible can save many troubles. For instance, packing lightly and tightly can save you much time, as you need not check the baggage anymore. If you are a busy person, the saved time can mean squeezing another meeting or a time for a personal thing in your busy schedule – perhaps visit a museum or unwind in a bar.
Here are a few work and travel tips that are practical and that you may find useful:
1. If you want some comfort of getting the “flat seat” for a good rest or to do some paper work, check out the back of the plane. Normally when the plane is not packed, you may be able to find an empty row. Why pay more for the same comfort in the business class when you can enjoy the same in the economy class. It is, of course, a matter of chance. Nevertheless, if you are traveling at the expense of a generous company and you really have to catch up with some paper work or presentation, then business class it is.
2. Save valuable time whenever you can. Imagine the amount of time spend boarding and disembarking from a plane. If these take about 30 minutes to one hour, that is the same amount of time that you can save to do something more productive. You can read a report, make a mental brainstorm on some marketing concepts, make some important phone calls, or catch up on some news. The point is, if you are a busy man, you need not waste time queuing when the plane will not leave without you after checking in.
3. If you have to deal with time-zone changes, the time you spend on the plane can be used productively to manage and cope with the time change smartly. This can mean catching up on lost sleep while on the plane. This can also mean doing something productive to stay awake as the time change requires.
4. You may want to learn modern conveniences that Information technology offers. Tools and apps are great ways to get tasks done while on air. Some of these can help you connect with people in your office or with the people you will be meeting with. If you have websites and you have accounts in social media catch up on – find and engage clients, drive traffic and create social communities, such would be too time-consuming. You can fill your time doing all of these.
5. There is nothing worse than being stranded in the airport for a cancelled or delayed flight. How do you avoid such or minimize the effects of such occurrences? Actually, it will be hard to avoid such things from happening; it is bound to happen at one time or another. To eliminate serious impacts, book at least a day early. Time management means scheduling your activities smartly so that a day can be spared when the only things left to do are all paper work that can be done in the airport or in the plane. Booking with a reliable travel agency and airline can also help to ensure to make your trip more comfortable in cases of flight cancellation or delays.
A lot of other hits and misses may happen when you are constantly on travel. It is always best to stay on top of the situation by staying composed and collected to be able to think more properly. For savvy business people, each day is just another working day. Therefore, work and travel must be done together; business as usual!