Do business travellers work on train journeys?

September 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 29 (IANS) Bosses may think their executives do office work while undertaking official train journeys, but in reality they are either ‘people watching’, reading, or surfing internet, says a British study.

Business travellers spend just 10 percent of their time doing productive work during train journeys and the rest of the time they are either gazing out the window or get stuck into a good book, the Daily Mail reported.

Oxera, a consulting firm acting for the Department for Transport (DfT), claimed that the efforts of rail operators had little effect on business passengers’ behaviour.

In evidence submitted by the DfT to a parliamentary inquiry into plans for a high-speed rail network, Oxera found that as little as 10 per cent of journey time was spent productively.

The study found that business travellers spent most of their travel time reading for leisure or surfing internet.

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