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Smart Advice for the Business Traveler

Many people find the idea of business travel to be a nice respite from the day-to-day office job but, for those who do it frequently, it takes a toll, according to ForbesTravel Pulse provides advice to combat stress on the road. 

“Life working in a global business is characterized by constant switching between time zones, information exchange and lots of travel. Yet despite the glamorous image that comes to mind when we think of jet-setting business travelers, the reality is anything but: sleep deprivation, added stress and illness are all common pitfalls of frequent travel,” writes professor Sebastian Reiche.

One of the ways to combat these pitfalls is to impose time limits on your day. Reiche recommends having mandatory vacation days and email and phone call blackout times. Reiche also suggests that companies consider travel times as well as time zones. Companies can also help employees by arming them with smart tech such as sleep management devices or access to nap pods.

Business travel can be stressful for employees and having these added benefits can make workdays on the road more productive.