Cor­po­rate eti­quette con­fu­sion

The Business Travel Magazine - - Departures -

More than half (52%) of busi­ness trav­ellers find so­cial­is­ing with clients the trick­i­est hur­dle when away on busi­ness, while 28% pre­fer to dodge so­cial sit­u­a­tions with room ser­vice and 26% find the con­cept of ‘smart ca­sual’ con­fus­ing.

The find­ings were un­cov­ered in a sur­vey by lat­e­rooms.com Busi­ness. The book­ing spe­cial­ists’ Head, Graeme Descoteaux, says: “eti­quette and ex­pec­ta­tions of how to act when trav­el­ling for busi­ness can eas­ily be mis­judged, and it’s clear from the sur­vey con­ducted that this is the case for many peo­ple. from know­ing when to stop on the al­co­hol, to pack­ing ap­pro­pri­ately for ev­ery even­tu­al­ity, eti­quette con­tin­ues to cause con­fu­sion for busi­ness trav­ellers of all ages, across the uk.”

The re­search also found over a quar­ter (28%) of north­ern busi­ness trav­ellers can’t de­cide who foots the bill and whether or not they opt for a fil­let steak.

In terms of de­cid­ing to stick with wine, beer or get­ting shots, 28% of 25-34 year-olds strug­gle to gauge how ap­pro­pri­ate it is to or­der a large mea­sure or shot. The re­port found that al­co­hol eti­quette was of high­est con­cern among busi­ness trav­ellers based in ed­in­burgh, Glas­gow and cardiff, so mil­len­ni­als would be among kin­dred souls.

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