If you travel frequently for work, you know that time spent on the road can throw your schedule out of whack and diminish productivity. To avoid falling into this slump, here are several best practices for maximizing productivity on a business trip:
1. Determine the documents that you’ll need while on the road.
To minimize clutter and keep important documents in order, digitize any documents that you’ll need by scanning them to the cloud. Tools such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Office365 allow you and your team members to collaborate via the cloud and securely access digitized business data from any location.
2. Pack essential technology to maximize mobile productivity.
Some of the obvious tools that you’ll need to work while on the road include your laptop, tablet and smartphone. To keep these tools in operation, you’ll also need to pack cables, chargers, batteries, and any other equipment that your devices rely on. Depending on how often you travel, it may be in your best interest to purchase backup cables and batteries and keep them stored in your bag.
3. Give your technology a charge.
Prior to getting on the road, make sure your laptop, tablet, and smartphone are fully charged. This will prevent you from having to hunt down a charging station while on-the-go. A portable charger is also a wise investment for emergency situations.
4. Choose a hotel that offers a conducive working environment.
When choosing a hotel, ensure that it offers all of the business amenities that you need to be productive. Examples of what to look for include free in-room WiFi, desk space, and an on-site business center.
5. Be prepared to print.
A good mobile print solution can help you locate public print networks so that you can securely print documents from them.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you maximize productivity on the road.