When you travel for business, how do you choose to get from the airport to the hotel? What does the decision say about your management style?
- Hotel Car
- Airport Shuttle
- Public Transport
In the last month, I’ve been in Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines, and as I was en-route from Singapore to Manila I started thinking about the trade-off between productivity and effectiveness.
For a senior executive, a limo or hotel car makes the most sense – you’re met at the airport and taken to your hotel with the most comfort and the least stress.
Yet in Singapore the MRT (train system) is a viable option, in Bangkok the Skytrain works well & the local taxis will get you there. In Melbourne the Skybus is a good option, and in Sydney the train works well. In Manila, all bets are off.
The downside of the “best”, most efficient option is that you don’t get a “normal” experience of the city, you miss the opportunity to start to tune into how the city works. If you work, travel & stay in a 4 or 5 star bubble, you’re going to be less effective doing business there.
Where are you on the spectrum?