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Five easy wins to increase productivity during business travel

When it comes to business travel, we’ve all been there – juggling our laptops with our briefcases, or balancing a croissant precariously on our knees, whilst taking a sip of scorching coffee.
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The realities of business travel can quite often be less than the glamorous lifestyle portrayed in the films – making being a productive business professional somewhat challenging in between sips of coffee, delayed trains and an out of control inbox.

With this in mind, I want to share my top tips on maximising productivity whilst on the road.

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(1) De-stress

Business travel can often leave people feeling a little flat – not only are you in an unfamiliar environment, you’re not settled, you’re out of the loop with family and friends and the food on offer is often rushed or unhealthy. It’s time to get your ducks in a row.

Get a clear schedule in place, and ensure this includes some downtime to unwind and de-stress – be it popping to the gym or just chilling out and watching a film.

When the work clock stops, make sure you do too – just because you’re away with business doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some “me time”.

(2) Don’t compromise

Whether you’re away for a couple of nights, a few weeks or even months, your accommodation is key. If you’re not relaxed and providing yourself with time to switch off, you’ll become frazzled and far less effective.

The bleisure trend of late has become popular for a reason – more often than not, employers now recognise that inspired, valued and well-rested teams perform most effectively.

Make sure you practice what you preach to your team and opt for accommodation that allows you to enjoy your downtime, whether that’s kicking back on the couch with Netflix, or catching up with a friend over a drink while you’re in town.

On the next page, find out how you can live like a local during business travel and more.

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