28 Apr Saving face: Ensuring safety while stepping back into in-person meetings
Many firms have moved to a hybrid or remote working model post pandemic, and while working remotely has its advantages, employees in the UK still feel face-to-face meetings generate greater business outcomes. A recent survey by TravelPerk found 58 percent of UK workers felt face-to-face meetings boosted their productivity and creativity. Businesses are keen to bring back in-person meetings and believe technology cannot replace the impact brought from face-to-face interaction.
It has been proven face-to-face meetings facilitate more effective communication, help build stronger relationships and contribute to a strong workplace culture. Travelling to attend these meetings has significantly reduced post pandemic and is slowly picking up again, with more people choosing to go out on business trips. It is predicted that, by 2024, business travel spending will make a full recovery, meaning organisations will be revisiting their travel risk management programmes to ensure employees feel safe and confident while on business trips.
We help organisations assess whether their travel risk management policies comply with ISO31030, an international risk management standard designed to help organisations adopt best practice around travel management, as well as guide them on implementing best practice to meet the standard. Whether it is conducting proper pre- and post-trip assessments, deploying employee tracking technology, offering 24/7 emergency assistance, or simply choosing the right accommodation, we are here to help.