What is a Shared Christmas Office Party and Who is it for?
By AdFeatures | Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 07:01
It is known that almost half of all small and medium size enterprises in the UK have been attempting to save money by cutting out the office Christmas party. Statistics are showing that over 60% of employees are engaging and bonding when having attended a work ‘Christmas do’ together and yet bosses have been making a cut in this area. When you point out this fact it does seem illogical that anyone would do away with the classic Christmas work party, but as the recession struck, businesses had to tighten the belt and cut where possible. As a consequence, employees have felt undervalued and have openly discussed online their thoughts on companies that are still offering the incentives for a year of good work.
Whilst some businesses still turn their back to the response of their employees, other have opened their mind to economical alternatives. Losing a long standing team member because your competitor could offer them a Christmas party does sound ridiculous, but it is actually a reality. Some companies had to ditch the office party to stay afloat and this was initially a wise move but on reflection, is it the best cut?
To react to the needs of the savvy Christmas party organizer, specialist Christmas events organisers such as http://www.officechristmas.co.uk have worked on crafting a solution for most.
Shared Christmas parties are basically the classic exclusive, lavish office Christmas parties except you share the experience with another company. You get to share the venue with another company and save on the exclusive prices. Guests are now enjoying the benefits of the exclusive party and getting to meet new people along the way. What’s even more entertaining about this arrangement is the themed parties that are on offer, everything from Casino Royale James Bond style parties to Willy Wonka parties where you will be accompanied by Oompa Loompa’s in recreated environments from the original films.
So could the answer be to throw a shared Christmas office party this year and avoid letting down the team for a 2nd year running? Think about the investment of your office party and how it will effect your employees behavior, and ultimately your business.
Tom Clark writes on a variety of topics from festive party ideas to small business tips. Office Christmas http://www.officechristmas.co.uk are the leading office Christmas party organisers in the UK.