It’s understandable that business travel isn’t for everyone. Yes, it can be exhausting both physically and emotionally, but on the upside, it can also be invigorating and inspiring. Some people return from business trips energised with a new array of knowledge combined with a fresh outlook on their work. Therefore, despite the perception of just getting work done in a new location, business travel has a range of benefits from boosting that all important confidence to enhancing your work/life balance.
Firstly, business travel gives you the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone. For example, if you’re travelling abroad you can be experiencing new cultures, or even if you’re only a few hours away from home, you still have to successfully navigate a new setting. By doing this you’re conquering fears of the unknown, whether that’s meeting new people on the trip, getting your bearings in new city or having the courage to try something new – your confidence will increase.
Let’s face it, encountering difference in a new place can be daunting, however, even the simplest of things can expand your mind and open you up to more possibilities. It can also pose an opportunity to solve unforeseen problems meaning you can’t rely on existing knowledge, which in turn, offers a chance to both experiment and innovate.
A second to rejuvenate
Although business travel is obviously for business, sometimes stepping out from the daily grind can be rejuvenating. This can also have a lasting impression on your work/life balance. For instance, travelling away from home can give you the opportunity to have a fresh perspective on things and whether it’s on the journey to your meeting or in the hotel that night, we all need some mental space for ourselves.
Now moving on from rejuvenation, let’s not forget that ultimately, this trip is for work. Nevertheless, this time out of the office can be the perfect opportunity to get some work done without constant distractions. Not only that, but being productive on the road can give you more free time when you get home as well as reducing the chance for a burnout – a win/win situation.
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