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How Travelling Can Impact Your Business Positively

Travel has been proven to be beneficial in a whole lot of ways. In addition to benefits like curbing depression, and spending holidays, travel has the potential of positively impacting a business. Did you know that? I believe that a healthy workforce makes a productive human resource and in turn a prosperous business. Most companies have put in place programs to encourage proactive stance including team building activities.

The last thing you want is a burnt-out workforce that can hardly meet the company’s set goals due to physical, emotional or mental exhaustion. The most likely results of this are employee incompetence, dissatisfaction and almost certainly a drop in your business’s profits. Besides, a negative spillover into the staff’s personal lives and relationships is distinctly possible to cause long term negative reputation to your business. With an idea of worst case scenarios, why do I insist on travel to revert such state of affairs?

In striving for a thriving business, it is extremely important to strike a balance between work and the privies of those involved in driving the objectives, including you. By so speaking, take frequent leaves off work to holiday around the world; remember before being a business owner, you are first a human being prone to consistent ennui. Keep things enthralling by taking leisure travels, as a way of avoiding the dullness that comes with doing the same work day in day out. Take a break from the boardroom and employee management to engage in outdoor activities with friends and family, while disconnecting from your workaholic personality.

It’s not just about you. You need your team to grow your business which makes it only fair that they too get time off the daily grind. Who doesn’t like to be pampered? Your staff may not be as financially privileged as you, so go ahead and implement loyalty programs for best performers. This will not only encourage fair competition in the company, but it will also be a motivating factor to ensure maximum productivity. Travel agents like  Jumia Travel have schemes that offer discounts for companies.

Stepping out from the routine for a massage is energy resuscitating and how best to resume work feeling ebullient and ready to conquer with the feeling of a fresh start that comes after travels. Thus, a business can be kept afloat by setting aside some time and money for leisure.

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Josephine Wawira is the Global Public Relations Assistant for Jovago. She writes from a pool of experiences drawn from working in the tourism industry as it relates to Africa.

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