Boredom is one of the top factors of job dissatisfaction, but it’s tough to be bored with a job that gives you the opportunity to travel.
In fact, business travel has the power to quash many of the top reasons people hate their jobs, along with providing several other benefits. Freedom from boredom kicks off the list, but it’s only one of the many business travel perks.
Micromanagement makes many workers fret, mainly because it gives them the sense that the micromanager doesn’t trust what they’re doing. You’ll know you’re trusted indeed if your boss is willing to send you off on a trip to represent the company – without a chaperone, to boot!
Employees tend to despair when it doesn’t feel like their work matters, or if they’re working just for the sake of getting a paycheck without a sense of accomplishment or reward.
Business travel is typically planned with a specific goal in mind for every trip, making it easy to track your progress and success.
Poor communication and unpleasant coworkers also ranked as job killers, yet you can enjoy just the opposite if you jump at the chance to travel.
Dozens of apps are available to help track and communicate your travel itinerary to all who need to know, while you’ll be meeting loads of new people. It’s highly unlikely every single one of them will be unpleasant.
And if you do love your at-home coworkers, you’ll be able to entertain them greatly upon your return with stories of your latest incredible business adventure.
Life of the Party
In fact, you’ll be able to regale folks with your tales of travel in just about any situation you encounter. This can be particularly handy at stuffy dinner parties, ho-hum cocktail hours or even while waiting in line at the supermarket, provided the person in front of you wants to hear all about your latest trek to Europe or Chicago.
Hobbies and Passions
Save off-hours time after business engagements, or book a few extra personal days at your destination, and you can take advantage of your location to engage in your hobbies or passions. Art lovers may dig checking out the area’s museums, while sports enthusiasts can take in a local game or perhaps even participate in a regional activity.
We don’t have to point out the awesome opportunities for those that live to shop. And anyone fond of snapping photos should be excited enough to do back flips each time he or she is offered a chance to travel.
One more massive perk of business travel is how hassle-free the paperwork can be. Instead of dealing with the headache of ensuring your passport and required visas are in order, your company can partner with Swift so we do all the heavy lifting for you both.
All you need to do is pack, go – and enjoy your thoroughly non-boring job.
Rob Lee is co-founder of Swift Passport and Visa Services. Originally from Michigan, Rob is an avid fisherman and SCUBA diver who enjoys adventure travel.