Corporate etiquette confusion
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.