There's more to being workventurous than just fun. A 2010 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, shows that the less employees decompress psychologically during off-hours, the higher their emotional exhaustion in 12 months' time, and the majority of American business leaders believe travel experience directly translates to a competitive advantage in the workplace. With tangible benefits like increased adaptability, communication skills, planning, cultural awareness and time management, the increased skills that travel offers proves to be a win-win for employees and employers alike.
"The concept of work/leisure balance has always been confusing to me," Kjellberg said. "There doesn't need to be a distinction between the two, because work is a part of life. When you love what you do, and you take time to make the most out of every experience, the result is a healthier, happier, more inspired person. And that translates into every facet of life."
Insights on the savvy "workventurer"
- More informed: They're better at technology and more interested in being informed - they're more likely to search for product info online, use online banking and other time saving online techniques, and they're more likely to be self-described tech gurus.
- Better at finding travel deals: 77% of "workventurers" use sites like Hotwire® to book their travel, 25 points higher than Americans overall!
- With the Hotwire mobile app, 41 percent of transactions are "in-destination," meaning people are booking after they arrive, with 34 percent of our in-destination transactions occurring on the same day. Sounds perfect for the "workventurer"!
*The SpringStyles survey is an online, nationally representative survey fielded in Spring, 2016 to 6,490 U.S. Adults. The survey provides over 2,000 variables for analysis from attitudes, lifestyle values, purchasing behaviors, technology use, traditional and social media habits and information channels. The Margin of Error is +/- 1.3 percentage points.
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