Corporate policies and training programs should facilitate and encourage post-trip recovery to mitigate the ill effects of international business travel, according to new research. That could mean allowing extra time to deal with jet lag or personal tasks, encouraging relaxation during trips, establishing minimum rest periods between long-haul excursions or suggesting moratoria on work communications.

Applying what's known as job-demands resources theory in a survey of 134 international business travelers from 20 countries, researchers found that "recovery relaxation ... significantly weakened the impact of job . . .

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