Home for the Holidays
This is a big weekend for travel. In California alone (according to the California Automobile Association), more than 5 million people will travel somewhere for Thanksgiving, 83% by car, 11% by plane.I saw that on the news this morning and, being me, couldn’t help but think”how do we avoid all those greenhouse gas emissions?” No, I’m not suggestion you hold a WebEx or even TelePresence Thanksgiving dinner (though if your loved ones can’t be with you, it’s not a bad idea!). But I am suggesting that it made me think about what we can do once we’re full or turkey, bored of football and ready to send the family home.For the next month we’re all going to face lots of stress. Let’s see- I’m sure you are getting the regular missives from your finance department about how it’s time to cut back on expenses. There’s holiday (pick the one you celebrate) shopping to be done, and on what’s likely a bit more of a budget this yearThere’s more family to see (and to come visit)And the ever-present string of holiday parties you just can’t resist (or avoid!) going toOh, yea, there are your clients, partners and suppliers to take care of -and they’re getting more and more demanding too.