12th December, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
While bosses may be looking to make cost-cutting measures where possible, getting rid of the Christmas party should not be one of them.
This is the advice of the Forum of Private Business, who warned that getting rid of this occasion can have serious consequences for workplaces.
For example, staff morale could take a significant hit as a result of an office having no Christmas get-together, while workers may feel alienated as a result.
Phil Orford, chief executive of the Forum, commented: “The benefits of an annual get-together cannot be underestimated. They encourage communication, motivate staff and reward them at a time when other perks, such as pay rises and bonuses for many just aren’t an option.”
The advice follows on from Hilary Jeanes, of PurpleLine Consulting, recommending that bosses with Manchester office space should offer Secret Santa activities and festive lunches to their staff in order to retain good relations in the workplace.