July 29, 2013
Caroline McCarthy, during her work with various companies like CNET, CBS, and Google, found herself traveling a lot. Whether it was heading to a commentator gig for Countdown with Keith Olbermann or spearheading Google’s presence at industry events, she enjoyed when her employers offered a choice with regard to business travel.
“I have worked in large company environments where we did not have a managed travel program,” says McCarthy. “I find that is one of the most empowering things a company can put into its company culture.”
For example, employees might choose hybrid trips that fuse business and leisure travel – leaving a few days early, or staying the weekend in a popular city. To McCarthy, the best thing a business can do is offer its employees a viable means to accomplish that fusion of work and pleasure travel; it is a win-win for everybody involved.
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