Many full-time employees spend more of their waking hours with co-workers than they do with their spouses or families. A recent survey of business travelers conducted by Comfort Hotels found that 65% of working professionals consider their work relationships as important as their relationships at home. Close to 90% of Americans surveyed find their job to be more fulfilling when they have close relationships with even one colleague.
Good relationships in the workplace can lead to improved teamwork, collaboration, productivity and employee morale.
One way great way to foster these relationships? Business travel.
More than 90% of business travelers believe that traveling with work colleagues strengthen professional relationships. Business travel provides the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues in a fresh environment that differ from day-to-day interactions.