The old adage ‘most deals are done of the golf course’ may be true for lawyers, but it certainly isn’t the case for IT professionals. According to a new survey carried out by PizzaExpress, the restaurant chain, IT staff are more likely to entertain clients and contacts at a lap-dancing club.
Not only that, IT sector workers are also the biggest flirts. According to the survey, designed to demystify the art of business lunching in the 21st century, 45% of IT sector workers admitted to getting saucy over lunch and 34% said they were likely to talk about sex during the meal – the highest polling of any group. But, the tactics seem to be working. One in six IT sector respondents said that their flirting has won them new business.