With the evolvement of technology, the world has been converted into a global village. People are finding everything they need in a matter of seconds to minutes and without any hesitation getting to the things they want and people whom they would like to connect with.
The era of business meetings has been long gone and the staff can easily communicate with their boss who is miles away without an issue. (Yay Here’s to the invention of video and conference calling!) Similarly approaching your clients and corporate investors has also become quite easy. Convince them to work with them on skype or any other video calling platform that gives the vibe of everyone sitting in the same room.
I think the era of corporate travel has ended and the corporate world has indeed converted into a global village operated virtually. Considering the pace of developing technology, you never know if your next boss would be a robot!
Get your feet on the ground!
Travelling for the sake of your business is still quite important despite the regular work-related stuff. There are additional benefits to travelling apart from face to face meetings and presentations. The impact of a person putting his feet on the ground rather than staring at the screen all day for the sake of his work gets a lot of opportunities on the way.
Benefits of Business Trips that would compel you to never miss a trip AGAIN!
While digital technology can help you connect with people, here’s why it will never be the same as flying to catch up with your potential clients.
Travel to Experience
As they say, experience makes you wiser and travel makes you modest. Whether it is London, Milan or Chicago, your latest travel for business will give you a lot to learn and explore. While you will be covering the business priorities most of the time, it won’t harm if you carve a little time out of the routine to learn about the people, music, food, culture and many other things that the place has to offer.
To make the most out of your trip you’d have to take time out for yourself and for the sake of the experience that you might not be able to get anywhere else. Indulge yourself in the place and you won’t regret the time that you spent exploring.
Travel to Explore
While you are signing off deals worth thousands to millions of dollars, you have the opportunity to invest your time in something priceless – making new friends! Going to new places is a perfect opportunity to grow your social circle while working. Building your network as diverse as the depth of your soul will help you avail future opportunities and this can also make you build a connection on a personal level with the place that you have flown all the way from your home.
Travel to Convince
While online conferences can be great and quite convenient and effective on the pocket, you might not be able to establish an impact on the client party that you wanted. Face to face meetings has a more convincing impact on the person you are associated with. Travel to maintain your relationship with clients, employees and potential associates. Companies and owners who know how to manage relationships with the other stakeholders also reap the benefits when the business takes off to heights that were once just a goal.
Travel to Tell
What do you want to tell people when you retire and stay at home? Definitely, no one wants to know about the money you made or the people you hired to work for you while you spent decades of your life sitting in front of a computer screen looking for new opportunities.
Travel for your business and to gather memories that will live with your throughout and who knows you might be able to convince a few people around you who have the desire to travel but they never really thought of implementing it in their real life.
Travel to Adapt
Whether you are traveling for your business or not, it is possible that you can face inconvenience during the journey. For example, losing your luggage or not able to understand the language or the way. Being a frequent traveler will give you the confidence of handling tough situations where one has to act differently and according to the complex situations.
This will not only help you tackle tough scenarios but will also help you become a better organizer and a better performer and manager at work.
Travel to Seek
While you are traveling for the sake of your company, you can seek opportunities that can benefit your business in ways that you would not have discovered if you had just compromised on attending the meeting via a conference calling medium.
Travel to Change
Don’t you feel like you are bored of the regular routine of going to work, Coming back, working out and going to bed every day for 5 days a week and the next two days are spent sleeping or partying (Sleeping mostly in my case)? Travelling will allow you to change your mainstream routine and give you a positive change and a vibe to make a difference with the spare time that you get after getting the work done.
Travel to EXIST
While business issues can be sorted out virtually over the internet, travelling to fix your business or to avail new opportunities for the business can definitely have a positive impact on your personal as well as professional life.
Corporate travel will allow you to avail opportunities for your business and also refresh you from the weariness of your daily routine. People make memories when they are at a new place and it really does not matter whether it is a business trip or a personal one, if your mind and soul are curious to explore, you will make the best of your time.