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A change of scene

A related trend in corporate travel is the ‘worktation’, where whole teams decamp to a foreign city to work. The change of scene is claimed to boost productivity and inspire team members to work more creatively. Go Vilnius, the official development agency of the Lithuanian capital, has been promoting Vilnius as a worktation destination on the basis that what businesses are looking for today are not sunny beaches but a progressive business environment and a healthy work-life balance. In September, it invited the winners of the 2019 Workation Vilnius programme – British Airways, Siemens and Monese – to spend a week-long worktation in the city. Michael Sinniger of Siemens Schweiz AG, Smart Infrastructure, hoped the experience would help his team to create added value for customers. He
said: “We are a cross-functional team responsible for the global Go-to-Market of our Cloud offerings, which requires a high level of agile collaboration. Thanks to the week in Vilnius, we believe that we can achieve great deliverables and refresh our mindset.”