The Issue with
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that business travelers face different health risks than leisure travelers. Traveling frequently for business leads to assorted physical and behavioral risks for travelers. Usual side-effects of business travel include sleep disorders, stress, isolation, poor eating and drinking habits, and lack of physical exercise.
A published study found that these side-effects of business travel can lead to serious chronic diseases such as obesity, alcoholism, depression, and hypertension. There is a strong correlation between high level of business travel and these diseases.
Stress, Anxiety, Loss of Confidence
Several studies have found that stress is ubiquitous within business travelers. Stress is very high in the context of repeated business travel, long-distance travel, lack of predictable travel, and interference with family activities. A drop in confidence in an employee’s ability to keep up with the pace of work has also been observed.
Staggering Costs for Employers
When compounded, these issues trigger huge costs for employers in the form of higher medical claims, absenteeism, short-term disability, and diminished productivity. Loss of motivation for the job and turnover are frequent consequence of poorly managed business travel. 21% of millennial workers say they’ve changed jobs within the past year.
Negative Impacts on Business Relationships
The chain reaction between health risks, acute stress, diseases, and disengagement from the job has the potential to undermine relationships with business partners, clients, and suppliers as customer facing employees bear the brunt of business travel issues.
Business owners and managers have a huge incentive to address these issues. They can implement policies and awareness programs to help employees alleviate stress, remain motivated by their job, and stay healthy on the road. Jack and Ferdi helps employers achieve this goal.
Who is the business traveler?
They are always in a hurry
They have a busy schedule and limited free time. They are always on the move.
They want leisure time
78% of business travelers admit that adding leisure time to their business trips adds value to their work.
They ask for a healthier lifestyle
They need time for self-care through a healthy diet, time for personal development, and workout routine.
They care about its social impact
75% of business travelers seek to have a positive social impact.
They ask for authenticity
They need a full cultural immersion and want to live unique experiences.