More and more employees are working remotely and travelling while working than ever before. With more workers out of the office and working on the go, the way we think about productivity and efficiency are starting to change. Whether you’re on a work-cation, you’re travelling for business, or you’re a freelancer, below are some helpful tips to use when you are working while travelling.
Take Advantage of Public Transportation
Instead of driving yourself to the place you need to go and wasting time sitting in traffic, take advantage of public transportation like planes, trains, metros, and ride sharing services. That way you aren’t wasting your time behind a wheel while you’re commuting from place to place. Instead of worrying about getting yourself from point A to point B, you can use the travel time to be productive and get some work done.
Maximize Productivity during Wait Times and Layovers
People who travel for work a lot often feel like they’re living at the airport or train stations. If you’re caught at a long layover or find yourself dragging through transport delays, don’t let that time go to waste.
Instead of walking around aimlessly at the airport or watching a movie, maximize your layover and wait times by working on projects. Luckily, most modern terminals and train stations are equipped with wireless internet, so all you’ll need is your laptop or mobile device to create your own office space while you wait.
Invest in a Virtual Assistant
Having a virtual assistant on hand when you travel for work can be a lifesaver, especially if you find yourself on the go a lot. Virtual assistants have the ability to take care of the little, menial tasks that can often weigh you down and get in the way of bigger, more important projects.
Letting a virtual assistant take care of phone calls, scheduling appointments, and managing your calendar while you’re away can save you a lot of time and headaches when you’re travelling and allow you to increase your productivity.
Pack Smart & Be Prepared
If you’re a newbie to the travelling while working world, you may not know exactly what you should be packing or bringing with you. It’s always a good idea to overpack and be prepared than be caught with a low battery or the wrong adapter. Investing in a universal adapter is a great way to be ready to charge your devices if you’re travelling abroad or moving from country to country.
You should also consider packing a mobile charging device so you’re never caught with a dead battery when you need it the most. Having a power strip with you is also a great way to ensure that there will be enough outlets to plug in everything you need to.
For more tips on how to maximize productivity at the office, check out our blog post “Creative Solutions to Organize Your Workspace and Get More Done.”