Business travel is widely considered one of the most stressful experiences for working professionals. As an assistant, you’re responsible for making the experience seamless, stress-free, and productive for your executive. Your job is that of the “invisible magician”—you’re expected to foresee challenges before they arise and account for every possible circumstance from miles away.
As a 28-year administrative expert, Joan Burge works with some of the world’s most successful executives and consistently hears that assistants need more training for this advanced skill. In fact, 90% of the executives Joan coaches express a specific desire for more training in this area.
- Arm yourself (and your executive) with a master list of planning considerations prior to the trip.
- Consider the specific, intricate details ahead of time to ensure a stress-free experience.
- Simple tools to prevent travel mishaps.
- Give your executive the security and confidence to hit the road knowing you’ve thought of everything.
- Strategies for saving your company money through research and identifying the best travel services and providers. (Hint: This increases your value exponentially!)