In today’s landscape of global business, travel is essential to build relationships, land deals and work with clients located all over the planet. But business travel can sometimes be a bit of a hassle, because while it does allow you to make those much-needed connections for your company, it can also put you behind on some of your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. After all, it’s not always easy to check email, proof reports and submit expenses while you’re in transit.
However, there are a few things you can do to make business travel easier on yourself and your work schedule. Here are four tips for staying productive while traveling for work.
1. Power Up
You get into a working groove in the airport and then it happens — your screen goes dark and you realize with a sinking feeling that you’re out of battery, and with no charger available. Make sure that you have chargers handy for all of your devices, as well as back-up battery bricks, so you can take advantage of any downtime you have, without worrying you won’t have enough juice to make it through your flight.
2. Set Aside Time for Certain Tasks Each Day
As you’re planning your work trip itinerary, set aside blocks of time each day to take care of
routine tasks. The art of time blocking your schedule allows you to focus on one important task at a time so you’re able to work more efficiently and prioritize the tasks that need to get done throughout the day. For example, maybe you can set aside thirty minutes each morning or night to answer emails. Then, you turn on your out-of-office email responder and don’t worry about it the rest of the day. This way, you’re able to focus on meetings and other tasks when you need to, without neglecting your inbox.
3. Communicate and Delegate
Talk to your team back at the office about what you can and can’t do while you’re traveling for work. They’ll understand, and also are more likely to lend you a hand in covering your responsibilities, if you communicate with them ahead of time, versus asking for their assistance on a report at the last possible second when you realize you won’t have time for it as you board the plane. If you can, delegate admin-type tasks to assistants and interns.
4. Take Advantage of Transit Time
Transit time can be one of the biggest time consumers during your business trip. You could spend hours in an Uber or on a train, doing nothing, when you could be working.
You can remedy this issue by booking a private, corporate car service that gives you not only plenty of space to get some work done, but also reliable WiFi and a power source for your devices, essentially creating a mobile office.
Plus, when you book Teddy’s executive car service, you save actual travel time as well, as a professional chauffeured Teddy’s sedan can get you from the New York metro area to Boston faster than a flight between the two.
Whether you’re traveling from your office in Connecticut to one of New York’s airports, or flying into New York City and traveling to Boston, Philly or elsewhere in New York State, Teddy’s executive car service can get you there with ease.