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Find ways for your employees to be productive during travel

Published September 18th, 2019 by Bottomlineadmin

Find ways for your employees to be productive during travel

This may not be directly related to saving money on corporate travel, but it can help you increase your employees' output during their trip. Increased productivity during travel can help you save money as idleness may sometimes result in unnecessary expenses.

 Some companies incorporate a software tool that integrates the travel schedule from the main database to their employees' smartphones. Another traditional way to do this is to have an agenda for the day and ask for output at a specific deadline. This way, your travels will be more purposeful and drive positive results.

 Below are some ways you can keep your employees productive during travel:

 Create a list of things to do: You can keep track of travel objectives by making a daily or weekly to-do list. These can be considered as short-term goals for the whole agenda of your travel. Creating a list keeps you away from distractions and reminds you of the small details that you may forget during the course of your trip.

Complete low-effort tasks in public places: There may be some things in your daily to-do list that do not require much physical or mental energy. These can include replying to emails, posting on social media, or making a quick edit of a document. Such tasks can be done in public places which free up your time for other tasks that require more energy.

Always keep track of time: You make a daily schedule along with your to-do list or set an alarm on your device. If you have a meeting that needs to be concise, set a timer to help your team discuss the essential topics.

Stay focused: You can try productivity techniques such as Pomodoro timers, batch work, or going to a remote location to stay focused on the tasks needed to be done for the day. During major events, you can ask your team to turn of their devices unless it is needed for communication.

Be specific with your output: When creating daily goals, be specific on the type of output you want to make. Use the SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) technique to make daily goals for your team.


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