When it comes time to travel for business, the first thing that comes to your head is tired and tedious, but you are missing out on the great advantages that this has.And well, we recognize that there are some disadvantages, as in everything. But traveling on business is a privilege that many would like to have in their work, it is sure that your friends, family and colleagues will envy you. Besides, you never know who you can meet, what skills you can acquire or what new horizons are about to appear. There are many advantages that will strengthen your personal and professional skills, whether you travel for an incentive event , conference or to close a deal for your company, they all gain many benefits.
The corporate trips are a great opportunity to create an amazing network of contacts , already has tips on how to become a great networker during his travels, as we shared with you earlier. Whether you expect to close a business during the trip, or send your employees to a training course, or simply hold an event in a different place, there are immense opportunities from the moment you land to create networking opportunities.This is also a great opportunity to encourage your team and create a good dynamic. Having a close relationship with colleagues improves teamwork. When a team travels together, authentic connections are formed, and as a result common goals are achieved, challenges are overcome and successes are achieved.
Traveling promotes creativity and inspiration . Traveling allows you to experience different cultures and therefore get a new way of seeing things; and why you never know what you will have to face along the way, can be a great way to learn to solve problems effectively.
When a business trip is going well, it feels very good. Those successes create confidence and can often rekindle a spark in the employees that needed some inspiration. We have all experienced that every time we went out to visit a new city, we arrived again revitalized and full of ideas.
The fun and enjoyment that comes from being in a different place would be enough for a great experience.
Surely in primary school, more than one course, you got good grades because you had been promised the video game of the moment. And if in high school the promise was a motorcycle, I’m sure you were the first in the class. And is that from small we are encouraged based on awards and rewards. Thus, throughout our lives, we are reaching certain goals and objectives. Because, what is more motivating that you recognize your effort or your results ‘winning’ something you long for? And is that motivation is closely linked to recognition and enjoyment.
Motivation plays a fundamental role in life … and in work. Tell them to the Human Resources areas! But not only them. The motivation of a team affects the overall results of any company and has a positive impact on all areas of the company.
According to studies by the University of Warwick and the Wall Street Journal with the Opener Institute for People, a worker who feels satisfied and recognized is 12 percent more productive and 31 percent more efficient.
One of the most well-known and recognized motivation formulas is incentive trips, which for many employees means the opportunity to discover corners of the world to which, perhaps, they would not travel in another context. But beyond fate, there is experience. Incentive trips also involve the opportunity to share experiences different from the usual ones with which, in many cases, they are no longer just work colleagues, but friends.
Next, we analyze your benefits from different perspectives.
> They suppose an important element with which to strengthen the corporate culture, aligning the employees with the mission and vision of the company. They constitute a tangible recognition of the effort deposited by directing our work and our way of doing things towards what we no longer understand as an objective of the company, but as a common objective.
> They are a factor of attraction and retention of talent. Although, they may not be the only element for which the employee decides not to leave the company, they can be a point in favor of the decision of ‘do not move curriculum’. An attractive incentive trip, along with other incentive elements, can be decisive for the company’s human capital to ‘belong and remain’.
> In addition, incentive trips convert employees into ambassadors of the company as an employer. Because surely after your sister-in-law told you how she spent it on the trip she made with the company to Cuba, you decided to send her your CV. And is that, despite being immersed in the digital era, the ‘word of mouth’, the experience of someone we trust, is the prescription to which, in many cases, we continue to give more value.
> Incentive travel also strengthens the cohesion of teams and departments, creating a sense of identity that leads to work side by side in a more relaxed and even supportive environment, creating collaborative environments in which reigns good atmosphere. Also, what better way to make a team than by sharing experiences on a trip with work colleagues you only know in the workplace. In short, it contributes to improving the work environment.
> All these factors contribute to improving the performance of employees, both quantitatively and qualitatively: more quantity, more quality. Which, in addition, are reflected in the income statement. More production, more turnover, more profitability …
Also of doors for outside …
But incentive trips should not be left alone inside. They are a great formula to strengthen relationships with our partners.
With an incentive trip to its best partners (intermediaries, agents …), a company has close ties with those who constitute one of its fundamental pillars. The partner is recognized for his work with the company, which can and should be used to create or strengthen the link, not only commercial, but also emotional, from the partner to the brand.
An incentive trip will make the brand endure in the mind of the partner, placing it as one of the first options when offering several brands to potential customers. This will lead him to associate the relationship with the company with a more than pleasant experience that can become a powerful marketing tool. Here, word of mouth returns to prominence. And it is that a partner who sees his work recognized, in addition to improving his results for the next year, can attract new partners interested in working with the company.