Research has found that organisations are missing out on a huge opportunity as 31% of people don’t have the option to attend a Christmas party
Research conducted by Love Energy Savings has uncovered exactly what British workers love about their annual work Christmas party - something that has become a tradition in many businesses. It found that more than one in four people stated that their favourite thing about festive get-togethers was being able to socialise with colleagues.
Furthermore, 24% of people said it was the food and drink that enticed them and one in ten people said they enjoyed the opportunity to bond with colleagues in a less formal environment. Finally, 7% stated they relished the opportunity to get out of the office and do a fun activity during this most wonderful time of the year.
However, 31% of people said that their work didn’t throw a Christmas party at all. While many think of a big party as an unnecessary expense, the research suggests that businesses are missing out on an opportunity to have staff in one place, interacting and engaging with one another in a fun environment.
Phil Foster, managing director of Love Energy Savings, commented: “Employee engagement is a hugely important part of our business, and it really helps to transform your company from good to great.
“It doesn’t necessarily have to be a huge party. In fact, if you’re a small business, something more intimate and friendly will do far more good for your engagement and happiness levels. Try and think of some ways that your staff can bond with one another, and it will have knock-on effects for the rest of the year.”