Taking a business trip can be both exciting and challenging. You are leaving the familiarity of your office technology and a comfortable environment. It doesn’t have to be a negative experience though. With some forethought, you can conquer your business travel.
When traveling, you don’t want to be bogged down with an unnecessary amount of devices and chargers. You’ll want to make sure that whatever office technology you bring is Wi-Fi compatible and that Wi-Fi is available on your plane and in your hotel. Bring your laptop if you will be writing long format articles or blogs. Otherwise, a tablet or phone should suffice. Saving room in your suitcase will allow you to bring other needed items.
The first thing to do when preparing for a business trip is to make a checklist. It may seem elementary but writing down everything you need is extra insurance against forgetting essentials. A list can also help you prepare for emergencies. If you are checking a bag, keep items like a toothbrush and change of clothes in your carry-on just in case something happens to your luggage.
Communicating with the office before you leave is a must. There will be times when you are unavailable, and your team should be able to operate independently of you. Let everyone know how to contact you in an emergency and set an out of office reply for your email.
Whether your commuting distance is one hour or five, you can use that time to prepare for meetings and workshops. Make a list of goals on your way to your destination, so you’re ready when you land. The bonus is that you’ll be able to relax once in your hotel room.
These four tips should have you all set to take off! If you have more questions or want to learn about office technology and how it can benefit business travel, call us today.
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