President Trump can expect a frosty reception in some future meetings, says data.
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Donald Trump has been named the person most people would avoid being stuck in a business meeting with, according to a new survey by Lumi, a real-time audience engagement technology business.
More than a third (34%) of those polled named the US Republican president-elect as their idea of a nightmare personality to sit across a table from.
Trump was followed by the equally outspoken Katie Hopkins, who got the thumbs down by a quarter of the survey (25%). Piers Morgan also featured with 13% of the vote. However, Dragons Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden could expect a warmer welcome around the board table with only 2% and 1% respectively saying they wouldn’t want to be stuck with them.
“It would actually be fascinating to see what happened if Trump, Hopkins and Morgan were all put in a meeting together – as long as you had little interest in the outcome.
"However, the interesting thing about all three is that they all have very strong views. It seems we prefer to be in meetings with people who are prepared to be flexible and collaborative,” says Peter Eyre, UK managing director, Lumi.
“Jones and Meaden, on the other hand, are portrayed on TV as taking notice of what the hopeful Dragon’s Den candidates might have to say. Even though they can be abrasive in their opinions, they do listen carefully and consider the potential of each one.”
The results were part of a wider Lumi survey designed to pinpoint the frustrations of large business meetings. It found that being able to voice your own thoughts openly was high up on the list of factors making a successful corporate meeting.