Some time ago I was talking with someone at an event, we talked about traveling in work and about family. I told him I was going to Scottish Summit and MVP Summit in Seattle, but I didn’t think I was going to User Group Summit in Barcelona, because that would mean to much time away from my family in a short amount of time. He said that he used to travel a lot, and that he never felt bad about being a lot away from home. Others I have talked with have said the same, but the common nominator was always that they were men. This gave me a bunch of questions:
- Is it really a big difference between a woman and a man traveling a lot for work?
- How is this seen upon in the community.
- How much do others travel for work and community?
- Is it a big difference if you have kids or not?
- How do people feel when they leave home?
- Is there a big difference on MVPs, the ones wanting to become MVPs and others?
- Do people think there are big differences between genders and traveling?
For creating the survey I used Forms Pro.
The questions was:
- Do you have kids. This question lead to a branching and 2 extra questions.
- Ages of youngest child
- Are you a single parent?
- What’s the worst about being away from home. This question was actually two questions where the alternatives was different for those that had kids, then for those without kids.
- How do you feel about: Being away from family, Leaving the kid(s) and The extra burden on partner.
- Are you an MVP
- How many days away from home (over night), for community and/or work did you have the last year?
- How many events did you attend the last year? (Local and abroad)
- Do you think there a difference between genders, in general, when it comes to traveling?
Thank you to all 171 persons answering the survey, you all used under 2 min in average to answer.
Next post will be the actual results I know some of you are looking forward to!