Even under the best of circumstances, traveling is stressful. When traveling for work, that stress is multiplied.
Specifically, a recent Booking.com survey of more than 4,500 business travelers in eight different countries divulged the most stressful aspects of business travel, ranging from logistical mishaps like missing a flight to human errors such as lost luggage. Nearly all survey respondents — 93 percent — say they feel stressed at some point on their trip.
Check out the worst-case scenarios travelers fear below:
Losing a company-owned device.
For 12 percent of traveling workers, the thought of losing a phone or anything else that’s the company’s property is anxiety-inducing. If you lose company property on the road (or in the air or overseas), not only do you look irresponsible to your colleagues and bosses, but you can also be on the hook financially to replace the item. It’s a stress double-whammy.
Meetings being canceled
With 16 percent of business travelers worried about cancelled meetings, it ties with another stressor: Presenting to or meeting with people for the first time. It looks like travelers can’t win in this scenario, because they’ll be anxious either way.
IT setup and whether devices will work
Slightly worse than going or not going to a meeting is the fear that once there, the technology will malfunction. For 17 percent of survey takers, this was a major concern. Again, this would be worrisome even at home, but technical difficulties on the road are even more stressful.
Losing important documents
Again, losing something important appears on the list. This time, however, it’s not the company’s property that 18 percent of business travelers are worried about misplacing: it’s their own possessions — be it a passport or presentation materials. With so many other details to keep in mind, like finding their way around or communicating in multiple languages, travelers worry about leaving something they need behind. Make sure to photocopy any must-have documents.
The unknown is a common source of fear, so naturally, unfamiliar surroundings can create anxiety. In fact, 21 percent of business travelers are stressed by simply being in a new place.
Getting lost in a new place causes serious stress for 18 percent of road warriors. While GPS systems in smartphones and cars make this a less likely occurrence than it used to be, the thought that it could happen is still striking fear into the hearts of business travelers around the globe.
Missing a flight or a train
Worse than all of the possible things that could go wrong on a trip is the worry about getting there at all. Missing a flight or a train is what stresses business travelers out the most, with nearly a third of survey takers — 32 percent — saying it’s their biggest anxiety about a work trip. So, really, if travelers can make it on time for boarding, the worst is over.
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Originally published at St. Louis Car Service.