The Year In Research: Academics Consider Business Travel Well-Being, Perks And Productivity

Not just topics for industry conferences, business traveler well-being and productivity also are among the issues examined last year by academic researchers. One study produced more evidence that frequent business travel was detrimental. Two others sought to help companies optimize ways to smooth it over: flying private and getting upgrades.

Let's start with the bad news — another study showing frequent business travel's negative effects on behavioral and mental health (1). Dr. Andrew Rundle, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and associates reviewed 2015 health assessments of . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.

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Mat Orrego
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There is no doubt that business travel can have a negative impact on one’s personal life if done to extremes and you don’t balance what is for work vs. personally fulfilling. I spend a good amount of my time planning my year during the holidays. This includes both family and business endeavors. Knowing what is coming and creating the time to do it well is my preferred way of dealing with the “darker” side of business travel and being away from home. Travelers whose job is not knowing when they are going to travel next, and how often, have stressful… Read more »