Some new research from Polycom on the shrinking value of business travel.
Key findings include:
- Half (51%) of all short-haul domestic business flights taken by executives were for regular meetings.
- One-third (33%) say that many meetings they attend could be conducted by video conference.
- Four in 10 (40%) reported late arrival for an average of 2.5 meetings for the year because of travel-related delays.
- Nearly one-third (30%) of executives spent three weeks out of the office in 2010 on business travel.
- One-quarter of the executives interviewed reported feeling stressed by plane travel.
- One in 10 said they had missed a wedding anniversary, and an equal proportion reported missing a child’s birthday.
Take a look at Polycom’s industry report: http://www.polycom.co.uk/company/news_room/industry_view/index.html