No one likes an employee who shows up late, has an out-of-control desk, and has papers spilling out of their briefcase. Travel helps with this in two very important ways: minimalism and management.
A minimalistic lifestyle can be seen in two parts: decreasing physical clutter and decreasing mental clutter. With heavy travel, you often find yourself only able to carry the most important objects. I went through five countries in 12 days with only a tiny school backpack and a purse. Though hard at times (aka when my jeans ripped and I only had a dress to wear for the next six days), it taught me how little you truly need to survive and be happy. This becomes extremely important in a work environment, where there seems to be an overwhelming amount of emails and papers. Be sure to keep only what you need, as it will save you time in the future.
Decreasing mental clutter means decreasing unnecessary obligations and emotions. Rather, you should focus on the things that matter most to you, and give them 110%. With travel, you can never see everything. You need to pick and choose the sights, foods and experiences that matter most to you. This process of selection lends to a more organized approach to future obligations, and helps avoid burnout in a future career.
Besides minimalism, traveling also promotes organization in terms of management. You only have so much money for so many days and so much time to see so many things. These tight constraints require a great deal of organization in order to get the best bang for your buck. You may have to sacrifice one meal for another better meal, or sacrifice some cash in order to buy a metro pass to cover more ground. For instance, even though it was expensive, we invested in a city tour bus in Rome, because we knew the city was spread out and difficult to walk. While it was more expensive, we had managed our money in previous countries well, which allowed us to splurge on unforeseen expenses later on.