At a time when hybrid and remote work are the norm, company culture may be compromised, leading to collaboration challenges and lower employee engagement. To solve for that, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services in association with American Express Global Business Travel surveyed over 400 business respondents and uncovered the positive aspects of bringing coworkers together in person. Years after the pandemic, it’s refreshing to learn that the majority of those surveyed indicate traveling to meet colleagues pays dividends.
That thought prevails throughout the report, “Investing in Travel to Strengthen Culture and Increase Engagement.” Within the report, you’ll take a deep dive into key survey findings and insights, uncovering:
- What business decision-makers say are the biggest gains from in-person gatherings.
- When in-person meetings – out of all the different types of meetings – work best to deliver on your meeting objective.
- The elements of a travel program that support the way companies work today.
- How companies are restructuring office space to accommodate remote and hybrid employees.
As you go through the report’s findings, a few takeaways will stay top of mind:
- An overwhelming majority say in-person interactions are essential for bonding coworker relationships.
- A centrally managed travel policy is commonly used across organizations.
- Executive leadership support of a travel program is cited as an essential ingredient of success.
Those findings and more are reinforced by strong testimonies from decision-makers at global life science companies who share some of their success tactics. Learn how working with a single travel management company can help enhance employee well-being and savings while addressing employees with distinct needs. And, most importantly, come away with real-world advice on effective strategies that you can translate into your own company to help boost workplace culture.
Considering all there is to gain from unifying dispersed coworkers, you’ll want to download the report now.