Stress proving problematic for frequent business travelers
Friday, January 11, 2013
While staying in serviced apartments or corporate lodgings can take much of the headache out of finding suitable accommodation for business travelers, other aspects of executive travel can be stressful. According to Eye For Travel, stress is still prevalent for frequent business travelers.
The news source reports that Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) polled more than 6,000 business travelers on what stresses them out the most. Perhaps unsurprisingly, lost productivity and wasted time was cited as the most stressful aspect of business travel by a majority of respondents. Interestingly, women reported significantly higher stress levels when traveling for business than their male counterparts.
CWT's report also highlighted the need to introduce new corporate travel policies at many organizations. For example, while mandating that travelers flying for more than eight hours travel in coach class can save substantial sums of money, such gains may be offset by lost productivity or absenteeism.
According to WebMD, stress is a major health risk and is associated with a variety of conditions. Symptoms of stress can include irritability, fatigue, headaches, chest pain and nausea. If left unchecked, stress can also contribute to more serious health complications including increased blood pressure and hypertension, stroke and cardiac problems.