Clean Switch: How to have a successful workation
Call it a workation, a woliday or anything you like, the pandemic has led to a rise in popularity in trips that combine work and pleasure, with 74% of remote workers saying they’d consider it, according to research company, Axios.
Life Science Spotlight: 5 trends impacting corporate travel programs
The pandemic has impacted the corporate travel programs of almost every industry across the globe. The Life Science industry - comprising pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and biomedical technologies companies – will be more in the spotlight than ever in 2021 as we continue to navigate the first major global pandemic of this scale since the emergence of modern life sciences.
Off-Piste Planning: How to organise a world-class sporting event in a pandemic
Situated at the top of the Valle del Boite, the Northern Italian resort of Cortina is blessed with 360-degree views of the Dolomites. In February 2021, the alpine town played host to the FIS Alpine Ski Championships, one of the first competitive winter sports events to take place this year.
7 steps to seamless onboarding
The onboarding process can be a headache for clients. With strict deadlines to meet, technical solutions to communicate, and stakeholder expectations to manage, the implementation process can feel like an impossible task before it has even begun.
What’s in a word?
Almost every day I deal with a neologism, while sometimes I have to engage with a prelogism, and, occasionally, if I am especially lucky, I attend the birth of a protologism. What am I? This isn’t actually a riddle, and I am not a doctor (well, I am a spin doctor, but that actually has nothing to do with it.)
Virtual & Hybrid Events: What’s the secret to wowing the crowd?
Travel restrictions have led to a boom in virtual and hybrid events, and by all accounts, they’re here to stay. Sure, nothing beats face-to-face, but online events can succeed just as well, providing event professionals are resourceful and creative in their execution.
Why accentuating the 'E' in B2B4E is more important than ever
The terms B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to consumer) are commonly used to talk about how a product or solution is brought to market. Having spent my career in B2B, I was intrigued - and a bit skeptical - by CWT’s B2B4E concept. I wrongly assumed it was merely a marketing tagline.
Data with Destiny: 2021 hotel sourcing can be a gamble unless you put your chips on analytics
The rapid rollout of vaccines in key markets could unleash demand for business travel this year. Nevertheless, hotel rates are expected to fluctuate like a lottery machine and some of the effects of a yearlong strain on the resources of hoteliers and corporates alike, are only being felt now. With uncertainty ahead, it’s no wonder that hotel sourcing can feel like a game of roulette.
Which ‘passion attack’ are you experiencing?
Passion is that special something that puts a light in your eye and a smile on your face. You know it’s a passion because you want to share it with others and find out as much as you can about it.
Integrity in all things great and small
In the wise words of Albert Einstein, “whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs." Being truthful is a cornerstone to integrity, but the trait is more than this – it’s doing the right thing consistently, dealing fairly and ethically across the board, taking responsibility, and being accountable for how we act and what we say.
Reflections on displaying kindness and concern for others
CARING: 关心 guānxīn / 关爱 guānài A word with a kaleidoscope of meaning, to different individuals, in different situations. We have so many words that encapsulate the essence of caring including empathy, active listening, and being present.
Building Emotional Capital
As a matter of personal interest, I recently spoke with a number of senior men and women business leaders to understand the key traits of “successful” corporate women, based on their first-hand experience of working with such women. It was intriguing (though not surprising) that most of them converged on the High Emotional Quotient of these women leaders.