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Sep 17, 2021

How Business Travel Is Changing the Future of Work

Rich Beattie

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How many businesses are making remote work a reality? According to McKinsey, 72% of executives say their companies have started to adopt permanent remote-working arrangements for some employees.

That figure illustrates the stark shift taking place right now in the workplace—wherever it might be. And it’s just one consideration around the intersection of work and travel illuminated in "How Business Travel Is Changing the Future of Work," a new report from BTN Group and TripActions. As the pandemic wanes, this guide is an essential read to learn how companies with a remote workforce are handling today’s issues around travel and spend, while keeping employee safety and overall duty of care top of mind.

It’s a complex issue, made more challenging by the ever-evolving world of travel regulations and restrictions. Amidst the maelstrom, everyone is trying to figure out their own optimal solution in their own way. For example, some companies, governments, and suppliers are still in the exploration phase of using tools like digital health passports, while others have already implemented the tools for entry into offices and arenas.

How are companies navigating the new normal of travel and work? Find out! Download the report "How Business Travel Is Changing the Future of Work" report now.

One thing that has become standard, though, is the need for adaptable policies. As companies realize the limitations of video conferencing, they’re returning to travel—but who travels and where each employee can go remains a moving target. Companies that can adjust their travel policies accordingly, and quickly, will have an advantage moving forward.

Team Travel

That travel isn’t just to meet with clients anymore either. Traveling to reconnect in person with team members is fast becoming standard practice, as more companies adjust to remote work.

Making this new practice easy means having the necessary tools for team travel. Beyond booking, these tools must have clearly defined—and communicated—rules around team gatherings, as well as simple, streamlined policies and processes for employee expenses. It’s a lot to handle, which is why a unified, user-friendly platform has never been more important.

This may be a time of evolving workplaces and policies, but forward-thinking companies are using the dynamic environment as an opportunity to rethink the way they approach the future of work, travel, and spend to get business done.

Read more about the essential trends to know for a successful 2022. Download the report "How Business Travel Is Changing the Future of Work” report now!

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