Most companies are au fait with the idea that December is not the most productive time of the year for staff, therefore it's generally the best time to arrange a rewarding incentive trip or party (usually in the form of a Christmas getaway) for employees.
So, you’re the high-flying international jetsetter.
Picture this: It's Monday morning. There are 94 emails in your inbox. You have four meetings scheduled before 2pm, a conference call, board report notes to prep and the unenviable task of booking flights and hotels, within a tight budget, for three C-level executives for an international conference before close of day.
You might just about drown in your coffee cup.
One of the recurring issues with business travellers is keeping tabs on spending and ensuring everybody adheres to your company’s travel policy. Nobody wants to be heavy handed in dishing out reprisals for out of policy bookings. So what’s the alternative?
Bleisure—business and leisure—might be the buzzword of the moment, but travelling for work isn’t always easy.
Travelling for work can have quite a few perks, but it also presents its own set of challenges. Top of the list: staying productive while in transit. Life doesn’t stop while you’re away from your desk and the best way to keep up is to make time on the road. All too often, business travellers mentally check out as soon as they check in at the airport. But instead of writing off the pre-boarding process as a black hole for productivity, make the most of that free time and check a few things off your to-do list. Here’s how.
"It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." Mark Twain
Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is a bustling, dynamic contemporary business center and one of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the U.S. Renowned for its bold architecture, the skyline rivals Manhattan with its densely packed skyscrapers; most notably, the iconic John Hancock Center. The city is home to many industries, most notably: auto manufacturing, bio-tech, fintech and food manufacturing.
If your business travels send you to Rome, thank the Pope, thank the gods - thank whomever - because you are in for a cultural feast such as few cities can boast. Paris? Un petit peu. London? Tip top. But Rome? Fasten your seatbelts because you are in for a rollicking good ride after your business is done for the day.
As the de facto capital of the EU and home to its three main institutions, Brussels is a major international political hub. It’s also a leading destination for corporate events, with tens of conferences, seminars and public forums taking place across the city each month.