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Top Beefs for Business Travelers: Eroding Home and Work Life Relationships

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Recent CWT Survey sees frequent travel putting pressure on families and colleagues alike Independent research commissioned by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform , has revealed the two biggest worries that affect frequent business travelers across the world are homelife deterioration and putting pressure on colleagues.

When it comes to their personal life, 22 percent believe their business travel commitments erode the quality of their relationships and homelife. While 21 percent worry their families think they prefer traveling for work more than their day-to-day homelife responsibilities.

On the professional side, 22 percent feel guilty that their colleagues have to bear the load of their work while absent, 21 percent stress over spending too much time with coworkers or clients, and 14 percent are concerned about the difficulty of staying in touch with people in their main office.

“Even though the same research reveals that business travelers feel that positives outweigh negatives at work (92 percent) and at home (82 percent) when traveling for business, companies need to be aware of the concerns that business travelers face and help to address them head-on,” said Catherine Maguire-Vielle, CWT’s EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Relationships are a fundamental part of a person’s wellbeing and companies have the obligation to ensure their employees’ travels are not jeopardizing them at home or in the office.”

When looking at regional differences amongst frequent business travelers, Americans are in general the biggest worriers versus their European and Asia Pacific counterparts. Some 26 percent believe their home and personal relationships […]

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