Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

I went with the pizza, but my lack of choices was annoying — so much so that, when I got home, I started looking into the data on health and travel for work. According to the Global Business Travel Association and American Express , Americans took more than 500 million domestic business trips in 2016. To investigate the link between business travel and chronic disease conditions, my colleagues and I turned to de-identified electronic medical record data from EHE, Inc.,

A Survey of How 1,000 CEOs Spend Their Day Reveals What Makes Leaders Successful

Harvard Business

In new research , we use survey data from over 1,000 CEOs across six countries and the financial performance of their companies to explore these questions. Another 10% is spent on personal matters, and 8% is spent traveling. Mads Perch/Getty Images. What makes a CEO effective? The question has been studied extensively, of course, including in HBR.

How Many People Really Combine Work Trips with Vacation?

Harvard Business

In corporate travel, extending a business trip for personal purposes is known as “bleisure,” an awkward term that’s only saving grace is that it’s less awful than the alternative, “bizcation.” ” Bleisure travel has received considerable attention lately, with some traveler surveys suggesting that as many as 6 out of 10 people have tacked on personal time to a business trip.

Climate change consulting: Does it have a future?

The Source

A survey earlier this year by Yale University and George Mason University showed that 85% of people in the US are somewhat or very worried about global warming; only 12% think it’s too late to act.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Office Annoyances and Jargon.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

LONDON (Reuters) - Grumpy colleagues, slow computers and office jargon are the things that annoy workers most, according to a survey on Wednesday. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 15, 2010. Office Annoyances and Jargon - Top 10. The top 10 lists are in, and here they are! Office Annoyances: Grumpy or moody colleagues (37 percent). Slow computers (36). Small talk/gossip in the office (19). The use of office jargon or management-speak (18).

It’s High Time Airlines Got Personal

BCG

Thanks to digital innovators such as Amazon and Netflix—not to mention travel industry disruptors such as Uber and Air-bnb—consumers’ expectations are on the rise. In one recent survey, more than 85% of travel consumers said they value personalization.

Why Consulting: The 2019 Ultimate Guide

QEmploy

A great possibility to travel. It is not unusual that consultants will travel to other countries to work on projects. In a recent survey done by BTG , organisation leaders were questioned about the emerging project demands for independent consultants. Why consulting?

The Growth of the Consulting Industry in the Nordics

QEmploy

Most consultants in the Nordics are willing to travel 1-2 hours to and from work every day. This may seem like an excessive amount, but a whole 6% said they would willingly travel more than 4 hours. Growth at its Finest.

Newsletter or Blog: which is better?

Rod Burkert

If you are in a position to take part in the survey, click here. Survey particpants will receive a free Executive Summary of the results, plus an offer to purchase the full report for $99 (regular price is $299) and a chance to win a free year of BVResearch Pro (a $1,595 value).

Improving the Patient Experience: People, Process, Place Model

Tom Spencer

Through this survey patients answer approximately 32 questions regarding their inpatient stay. ASHE conducted a survey of facility managers in 2015, and found that roughly half were part of their respective hospital’s patient satisfaction committee.

Due Diligence by Management Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

Based on my experience and conversations with consultants, a typical due diligence project is shorter than a general strategy engagement (2-4 weeks vs. 6-12 weeks) with minimal travel and minimal client exposure.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Healthcare Paradigm Shift: Emphasis on Outpatient Care

Tom Spencer

A 2017 survey of 183 chief executives at top hospitals found that their number one priority was improving access to outpatient care. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter.

CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Instinct and intuition are replaced by survey data and analyst reports that often dehumanize buyers, chunking them into segments and turning them into personas instead of people. Incorporate occasional customer interaction with your existing travel schedule.

Top Consulting Firms

CaseInterview.com

However, they tend to have an intense lifestyle with lots of travel, face-to-face engagements, and long hours as a result. If you are interested in a career with a lot of travel, this could be a good place for you. What are the Top Consulting Firms?

Revenue Roadblock

Joellyn Sargent

Next time you bump into a wall along your own travels, let it be a reminder: be on the lookout for similar roadblocks in your own company’s customer journey. Listen for customer comments and mine feedback (social media, surveys, and informal channels) to see where the roadblocks are.

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Blockchain in Healthcare: Possibilities and Limitations

Tom Spencer

In a 2016 study by IBM’s Institute for Business Value entitled “Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain”, 200 healthcare executives across 16 countries were surveyed regarding their views on the role of blockchain in healthcare. The blockchain revolution continues…next stop: healthcare!

New Technologies in the Insurance Landscape (Part 1 – Artificial Intelligence)

Tom Spencer

Industries such as travel, automotive, health and financial services, all of which are deeply tied to the insurance industry, have undergone significant disruptions of their own. Digital disruption is touching every aspect of the consumer market, including the insurance industry.

Business Lessons from Henry David Thoreau

Emerson Consulting Group

Many of life’s major arenas and how we approach or practice them, such as environmentalism, writing, travel, war and peace, politics and rebellion, philosophy and introspection, are steeped within the life and legend of Henry David Thoreau. But too often the path to such a vision/mission is traveled in a backwards direction by trying too hard to be practical, reasonable or careful. By Ken Lizotte CMC. As part of his ongoing column in Money Inc.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Transportation, Travel & Tourism. Travel is unavoidable at Simon-Kucher. According to surveys, two of the most positive aspects of working at Simon-Kucher are the people and the flexibility. SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE.

Getting The Best Out of Your Team

Tom Spencer

For example, in large cities where travelling to the office can be time consuming and expensive, giving people the flexibility to work from home can increase productivity multi-fold. Gallup, a management consulting firm, has a 12 question survey that they use to assess employee engagement.

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Survey research was his passion and he began to apply these procedures to various fields of industry. As a young man, he conducted the first national survey of major magazines to see what ads were successful in attracting the most attention. Survey Research Project Manager.

Wearable Technology in Healthcare

Tom Spencer

An Endeavors Market Survey determined that a key driver for consumer adoption of medical wearables is the ability to diagnose, monitor, and treat conditions that cannot be addressed with a typical smartphone app.

Impact of Low Health Literacy on the Healthcare Industry

Tom Spencer

1 According to a recent national survey around 50% of patients struggle to navigate the healthcare system: from understanding how to select a health insurance plan or physician to knowing how to take medications as prescribed.

What Do Consultants Do Each Day?

Tom Spencer

Consultants work on projects of varying lengths, and are often required to travel to work on site with the client. This may involve gathering information from the client, conducting market surveys, attending client meetings, interviewing employees and building quantitative models. (Source: Flickr ). The specific tasks that a consultant undertakes will depend on which firm she works for, the project requirements, as well as her level of seniority and experience.

Employee Burnout: How to Stop the Working Dead Apocalypse

Women in Consulting

According to the Kronos survey , 46% of HR leaders state that employee burnout is the reason for up to 50% of annual turnover. As a way to deal with burnout, the Japanese government encourages people to leave work at 3 pm every last Friday of the month to spend time with their friends and family, go shopping, or travel. Thomas Cook India , a company that offers travel related services, has 24×7 jobs where its employees’ attendance is monitored.

Artificial Intelligence: It’s Current and Future Role in Healthcare (Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

Healthcare data stored in electronic medical records is drawn from various sources including demographic surveys, electronic devices and wearables, physical exams, and laboratory results. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter.

The Mental Benefits of Vacationing Somewhere New

Harvard Business

But as a psychologist, I believe that travel should routinely be used to achieve the opposite: to get out of your comfort zone, expose yourself to uncertainty, and eschew rest for exploration and learning. In a study of 485 United States adults , exposure to foreign travel was linked to a greater ability to direct attention and energy, which helps us function effectively in diverse situations and display appropriate verbal and nonverbal signals of emotion. joshua sortino/Unsplash.

Buck Consultants Firm Profile

Management Consulted

Buck Consultants also provides exciting survey reports & publications across various industries and functions. Some of the survey report categories are in communication, compensation, health & productivity, retirement, complementary reports. Travel. BUCK CONSULTANTS. Today, we highlight another one of those consulting firms you may never have heard of – yet another reason why MC is here! Insightful Thinking. Real-world solutions.

96% of U.S. Professionals Say They Need Flexibility, but Only 47% Have It

Harvard Business

To find out, we surveyed 1,583 white-collar professionals representative of the U.S. More specifically, our survey measured six distinct types of flexibility: TimeShift: unconventional hours. TravelLite: minimal travel. Employees have minimal to no travel, with a maximum of 10% travel annually (2–4 days per month or its annual equivalent). Nicholas Eveleigh/Getty Images.

Gasoline Expenditure Forecast at Lowest Levels in 11 Years

MishTalk

Lower fuel expenditures are attributable to a combination of falling retail gasoline prices and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks that reduce the number of gallons used to travel a given distance. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts U.S.

$22 Billion in California Homes Sold to Chinese All-Cash Buyers; "Beginning of Tidal Wave" says NAR Chief Economist

MishTalk

That’s 24 cents of every dollar spent by international homebuyers, according to the survey of 3,547 real estate agents. About 70 percent of international buyers pay cash, the survey showed. The company has been surprised by how word travels among overseas buyers. “A

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Travel and Transportation. Exit Opportunities: Without doing an exit survey at IBM (maybe we will in the future), we can’t say exactly what each segment of the armies of ex-IBMers go on to do. Travel to client locations are required. IBM Global Business Services (GBS).

The Ambition-Marriage Trade-Off Too Many Single Women Face

Harvard Business

Our results come from two field experiments, a survey, and an analysis of students’ grades. The questionnaire included a number of questions about desired compensation, hours of work, and days per month of travel. In total, 355 people (241 men and 114 women) took the survey. For example, lower willingness to travel or not wanting to work long hours would likely not lead to being placed in consulting or investment banking, respectively.

The Cambridge Group: Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Is there anyone who hasn’t received at least 10 of their surveys? What helps with this work/life balance is that travel is not a big part of the projects at TCG. THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP. The Cambridge Group is the embodiment of a “boutique” consulting firm.

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When CEOs Should Speak Up on Polarizing Issues

Harvard Business

One survey suggests the public wants chief executives to lead on social change without waiting for the government to act. A separate survey shows public support for corporate engagement on such issues as sexual harassment and equal pay — though not on gun control or abortion.

Lots of Companies Still Have No Senior Executives Who Are Women

Harvard Business

Since 2004, the global tax, auditing, and advisory firm Grant Thornton has surveyed people around the globe — this year it interviewed more than 5,000 people from 36 countries — to track the progress women are (or are not) making into senior leadership roles in their companies. In 2017 women make up 25% of senior executives in the thousands of companies covered by the survey.