"Leakage" from your travel management program negatively impacts your company’s control over travel costs, savings and supplier discounts, as well as your ability to ensure traveler safety and security. We dive into why this is such a common occurrence and what you can do about it.
Overbooking is a serious concern for business travelers operating with little margin for error. Knowing why overbooking happens and how you can reduce your risk of being bumped can save you both anxiety and the headache of having to rearrange your business travel plans on the fly.
Taking care of your body should be as much of a priority as the objective of your business trip. By taking care of your well-being, you can stay healthy while traveling, and avoid the germs that are making the rounds.
Trying to work at an airport can be a hassle for business travelers due to the loud noise, slow Wi-Fi service, and lack of seating. Instead of dealing with the commotion of the airport environment, Shep’s Chief Technology Officer, Rafael Torres, will tell you why you should use an airport departure lounge to have a productive work session.
Our stand-ups were taking over 20 mins, and most importantly, often times people would leave the meeting feeling misaligned. This didn't help the team feel confident about our focus and short-term progress. For a little while, we tried tweaking some things about the meeting, like the scheduled time, reminding people to just report "what matters", etc. Regardless of what we did, the result would essentially be the same. Over time, this would perpetuate the notion that the problem lied in the participants' communication skills. But, what if that wasn't the case? What if the problem lied somewhere else?
Duty of care is likely to play a significant role in how your company drafts and enforces its travel policy, however lenient or strict that policy is. Grasping the reasoning behind these policy decisions can help you understand company requirements regarding business travel and work with your employers for your own benefit.