How To Be Productive On Your Business Trip
Email: out-of-office message
If you are going to be out of the office for a long time, your business partners should be aware of it. Otherwise, the absence of an answer could perplex your affiliates or anyone you do business with. However, a carefully created auto-response can help avoid confusion. Moreover, it is important to assign a person who will be responsible for your job while you’re away or a contact that your partners can use in case of urgent questions.
Hotel: business-oriented facilities
A business trip is all about urgent last-minute calls, early morning meetings and unexpected issues. Your hotel is a place where you can not only relax and prepare for a tough day, but also a place where you can get prepared for an important meeting or business conference. Being able to work properly and have the support you need will help you feel more relaxed in the long run. Make sure your hotel has such amenities as free Wi-Fi, printing services or dry cleaning for your business attire.
Internet: keep a cable in your bag
Your hotel should definitely have free WI-FI, but you better be prepared for some unexpected situations, such as problems with the Internet connection. The connection could also be slow, especially in “hot” evening hours. Most hotel rooms have an in-room Internet port, so an Internet cable would give you a much more stable and strong connection. This cable will not take up much space in your luggage, but it could save you from not being prepared for future meetings or business conferences.
Find a temporary office space
Sometimes it can be hard to concentrate on your work while you are at a hotel. It may be just easier to find an office-like place that you can rent for a few days.
Temporary office spaces are becoming popular with the rise in business trips and corporate travel. You can also use it for meetings and small conferences.
TripCase is a perfect app for anyone who wants to use a gadget in order to get everything planned. It gives you the opportunity to focus on your work, so you don’t need to waste precious time on organizational issues, or on searching for tickets, flight schedules, your hotel confirmation number and addresses. Since you have everything on one app, it’s easier to spend your time on business issues.
Use a translation app
A translation app will definitely help you feel comfortable in a foreign country. Not every local speaks English, so be prepared to translate some phrases. It could also be helpful to take courses in the language before you go on your trip. You can also learn some essential words and phrases. And don’t forget to read about the culture and local traditions in order not to get into a messy situation.