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Tools Emerge To Help Travelers, Buyers And Bosses Decide Whether To Go Or Stay

To stay or go? To meet and how? What’s it worth? Risk calculators from academics and others are helping members of the general population make up their minds about going out and doing things. Decision fatigue applies to business development, networking and training as much as it does holiday family gatherings. If you have had…

One Surefire Way To Make Your Day More Productive: Stop Trying

By economics reporter Sydney Ember. How productive was your day? It’s a complicated question, especially for some remote workers over the past year and a half. Part of the problem is the definition of productivity. As a macroeconomic measure, it means the total output per hour of work. That is, the number of, say, frying…

Is The Water Cooler A Font Of Inspiration?

By Claire Cain Miller, who writes about gender, families and the future of work. A key scientific breakthrough that would eventually help protect millions from Covid-19 began with a chance meeting at a photocopier — in 1997, between Prof. Katalin Kariko and Dr. Drew Weissman, whose work laid the foundation for the Pfizer and Moderna…

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Op Ed: Pat McDonagh On A Career In The Virtual World

Clarity CEO Pat McDonagh muses on how his career would look today without the essential in-person moments. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak caused a bit of a stir this week by suggesting that young people in business would benefit from being in the office because face-to-face interactions, learning opportunities and relationships are essential…

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Dropbox’s Remote Work Plan Pressures Travel Department

Cloud tech company Dropbox has never recorded an annual profit, but margins are up since 2019 thanks to remote work, layoffs and savings on travel and events. The company is betting everything on remote work. It didn’t just reorient its products to better serve customers working virtually. Execs also expect “significant” financial improvements by subleasing…

Op Ed: Alisa De Gaspe Beaubien On Applying Technology For The New Segment Of Business Travel Inspired By The Future Of Work

As the co-founder and CEO of Groupize, Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien knows a thing or two about technology facilitating travel and meetings management. She makes the case that integrating such technology throughout the enterprise is becoming more important as the very nature of work and workplaces experiences rapid evolution. The corporate travel market has traditionally…