The prospect traveling with coworkers can be a little intimidating. There’s no quicker way to getting to know someone deeply than going on a trip with them, and it’s impossible to know if you’ll enjoy that connection with people you’ve only seen around the office until you’re in the thick of a vacation.
Despite the potential hazards of coworker getaways, they can be rewarding and fun experiences if done correctly. Conde Nast Traveler has a piece from staff member Lilit Marcus that recounts her experiences traveling with coworkers for the first time and gives some tips for surviving a vacation with colleagues with minimal drama.
One secret to traveling with any group, coworkers or not, is to give everyone a specific job. Having one person be the navigator, another the driver, and another the translator helps defuse potential disagreements and keeps everyone occupied. This worked out beautifully for Lilit and her colleagues. A specific worry that Lilit had about traveling with coworkers was running into an embarrassing situation involving alcohol. She discovered that the best rule for drinking with coworkers is that if everyone is doing it, it’s fine for you to do it too!
Read the full article here: How to Go on Vacation With Your Coworkers