Justifly - practical business models which enable companies, managers and travellers to balance the cost, time, environmental impact and return from each trip. Our 'Decision-making model for business travel' is designed to help as companies start to travel again.
The model shows the considerations up to and including the decision to travel (described in more detail below). These notes are followed by a further version of the model which includes 'measurement' (post travel) and looks at the gain, return on on investment, and how results feed back into the process for continuous improvement.
1. WHY - Be certain about the purpose and objective of each trip and the net gain expected.
2. WHO - Qualify where the driving force is coming from - recognising that on an average 80% of business trips, the traveller will have been invited, encouraged or told by someone else (inside/outside your company) to travel. On average, only 20% of travellers 'self-start' the plan to travel themselves. These factors influence ALL of your travel and are key to successful 'demand management.'
3. CHECK - that the traveller is happy and fit to travel and that government rules/advice from home country and destination county (including quarantine) allow for an effective trip to take place. And, that all travel and accommodation planned is considered safe.
4. COST - Calculate the 'total trip cost' including expense, time and environmental impact.
5. DECIDE - Make a Stop/Move/Go decision (move = find an alternative, adjust travel component, or combine with another trip).
This model can be used to establish a common strategy and policy - and provide a consistent approach to the evaluation and approval of every trip.
The extended version of the model below, shows how the actual gain of the trip can be compared to the purpose objective and expected gain of the trip.
The costs can then be used to calculate the net gain and return on investment.
The whole process can then become a continuous cycle of refinement for evaluation and assessment of future trips.
Opportunity survey - Helping you understand the drivers that cause travel within your company - benefiting from standard proven survey tools and allowing customised questioning for your business.
Trip Evaluation - Combination of cost, time, environmental impact and return on investment - a balanced evaluation for every trip.
Trip Approval - An integrated solution adding CO2 evaluation into the company approval process - go/no go/move/offset/mitigate - with a clear line of sight to decision makers.
Reporting - Capturing data from the evaluation and authority process in a way that can be integrated easily into the managed travel programme
Analysis - Providing further analytics and advisory for the development of the overall programme.