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Benefits of business travel

9/25/2013 5:23:44 PM

Some people may be turned off by the idea of business travel, while others will jump at any opportunity to explore somewhere other than home. There are a number benefits that companies will experience from sending their employees off to client meetings and satellite offices around the globe.

Boost in confidence
From navigating the airport to picking up car rentals and finding their way around town, travel in general makes people put their problem-solving skills to work. Plus, while on the road, employees will have to explore unfamiliar places and use their planning abilities to ensure that they arrive where they need to be on time. In most cases, workers benefit from an increase in confidence following a successful business trip.

Boost in teamwork
Additionally, when co-workers travel together or finally interact face-to-face thanks to a business meeting, it gives them the chance to create positive relationships. This can improve teamwork and the overall productivity that a group of people is able to achieve with each other. This also gives colleagues the opportunity to get to know each other better in a work-related, yet personal way - especially during company dinners and other outings.