Even though our doors are closed, our business travel managers are still here for you! We might be in our living rooms, our kitchens, our patios, and our home offices, but we’re working hard to make sure that small to medium businesses like yours can expect the same great service.
We asked our team to share a behind the scenes look at how they’ve perfected their new home routines to serve you better.
If you need a hand making working-from-home work for you, give some of our top tips a try.
How to Work from Home like a Travel Manager
1. “Make your home office as similar to your work one as possible, in terms of hardware. Use a real computer mouse and keyboard (not the surface one.) A little bit harder, but again great if possible, have two screens, just as you would in the office.”
3. “Avoid the radio and news stations, so you are not inundated with negative COVID-19 news every 15 minutes. I found this really helps me stay motivated!”
5. “Make sure your whole team is on the same page about remote meeting etiquette.”
7. “I have a home office, which allows me to separate my work life from my home life. From time to time, I do move down to my kitchen table just to change the view. It helps to break up the workweek.”
9. “I highly recommend getting dressed for work as if you were still going into the office.”
11. “To keep it fun, on top of my desk, I have my Minnie Mouse ears from Tokyo. I like to remind myself of how fun travel can be!”
We want to give a special thanks to three of our business travel managers for their excellent insights: David Collins of FCBT Westboro, Jody Benson of FCBT Jericho, and Andrea Lacroix Dennehy of FCBT Queen West.