Make your business trip more efficient by avoiding packing things that are unnecessary in order to lighten your load. For instance, avoid checking bags unless doing so is absolutely necessary. Have your outfits for each day planned out so that you do not have to bring excess clothing.
Identify the Apps You Will Need
Imagine each stage of your trip and think about apps that might assist you in your trip. There are numerous mobile apps that are designed specifically to assist those who are traveling. This includes apps that assist in finding the best hotels, calling a cab or identifying the best form of public transportation, GPS navigation apps and various other useful tools.
Business trips are often exhausting because those on business trips try to cram as much into the trip as possible. You may find yourself spending all day meeting with clients and looking for opportunities to get caught up on as much work as possible while in the hotel room.
Look for ways to schedule in downtime so that you have time to recharge and are more effective during the most important parts of your trip, such as when you need to demonstrate your product to very important people. While having downtime, allow your mind to wander, recharge, and rest.
Prepare Others For Your Trip
To minimize the number of emails you will have, make sure to communicate with co-workers, associates and clients so they understand that you are on a business trip and that you may not be able to quickly respond to email. Determine what upcoming tasks must be performed, but cannot be performed by you, and remember to have these tasks delegated to others. Also, make sure that friends and family know you are on a trip so they know when to expect your return.
Make It Convenient
Rather than bring items with you, have them mailed to your destination as early as possible so you can make sure that everything arrives on time. For instance, you may mail product samples that you will be showing to a client. By taking up less cargo space, your trip will be much less draining and you will be more effective. Depending on the length of your trip, you may want to obtain a short-term rental which you can mail belongings to.
By staying in a rental, much like those offered at Corporate Habitat, you will ensure your convenience while on your business trip. This is also convenient for those who have extended trips that last a few weeks or months. Staying in a rental can make you feel more comfortable, add convenience, and give you a place to conveniently ship your bulky business items to.