For a lot of us, going on a business trip is “double trouble”, partly because preparing for this is unlike preparing for a family trip and partly because you need to get in shape for business meetings and presentations. In both cases, being well-prepared is the key, and it will give you that sense of confidence of having things under control. And how to get organized the right way, you might ask? We’ll, there are two things you should definitely consider if you want a solid business travel plan.
Plan everything with time management in mind. This will make you focus on your trip’s priorities. Use concept maps for individual or even team brainstormings to put together all business-related to-dos.
Start from the core – your business trip, and enumerate all the main points that you need to cover before and during the trip. As the goal is to keep the map as easy to follow as it can be, you can split the main points into different branches, giving different colours to personal and work-related stuff. Add details in subtopics, like packing clothes, tickets, passport, and money. You can also connect related topics and label the connections to make everything more straightforward.
In the end, you’ll have all information, schedules and to-dos on the same page, yet clearly organized. It’s as quick and efficient as that.
Find a simple way to keep track of all your to-dos, up to the smallest detail. For example, our task maps let you create structured to-do lists, that you can share with your colleagues/employees/personal assistant. Each task from the list is assignable, and setting a deadline for it will help you monitor the progress. You can also give detailed instructions per each task in the comments section. This way you and your team will know, at any given point, the status of your preparations, what’s left to be done, who needs to do it, and if you have to speed things up.
Planning with the aid of concept maps or task maps is very simple, and it helps you keep everything in one place in an organized fashion: from objectives and due dates, to schedules and locations. So, if you aim for stress-free, yet accurate business travel planning, Mindomo is a real helper.
Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team