In the news: Virtual solutions and cross-business collaboration

Jeroen Hurkmans, vice president,

Virtual solutions can positively reshape how travel managers work with their clients’ human resources, IT, finance and facilities departments. In a blog written for Business Travel IQ, Advito’s Jeroen Hurkmans explains how travel managers can deploy virtual solutions across business functions to do more than just rein in travel spend. In this follow-up to his post on the future of virtual collaboration, Hurkmans outlines strategies that not only transform travel culture, but also help employees connect more effectively and evolve with changing work environments.

He identifies pain points for the different groups and shows how virtual collaboration and Total Collaboration Management can be used to resolve certain challenges. Some of Hurkmans’ recommendations:

  • To increase workforce efficiency and help employees manage work-life balance, integrate virtual collaboration tools like audio and video conferencing. Reserve travel for more productive opportunities like meeting with customers.
  • Help employees achieve their professional development goals by providing experiential learning opportunities via computer.
  • As growing numbers of remote workers skip the daily commute to the office, consider how Total Collaboration Management and virtual collaboration tools can help facilities departments design spaces that suit all employees’ needs.

Learn more about virtual collaboration, Total Collaboration Management and the future of business travel in this 2018 overview produced by BCD Travel.