Resuming business travel — it’s complicated

As some businesses begin to transition to a post-pandemic reality, travelling professionals are eager to resume face-to-face meetings with clients and colleagues, according to a survey by Korn Ferry, a Los Angeles leadership consulting firm.

Of the over 800 professionals surveyed, 93% said in-person meetings create better long-term working relationships, and 76% reported they miss business travel.

But while travellers are looking forward to getting back on the road, many of them expressed safety concerns, with 66% reporting that they would feel more comfortable if their company mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for employees who travel.

To help clients determine if they are ready to resume business travel, Korn Ferry has developed a series of questions, said Sarah Jensen Clayton, a Salt Lake City-based senior client partner at Korn Ferry.

Clayton and two accounting and finance professionals offer ideas to help organisations assess the risks and…

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