Let the Glad Tidings Begin! Vast Majority of Professionals Look Forward to their Company’s Holiday Celebration and Feel it has a Positive Benefit on Culture
The vast majority of respondents (83 percent) say they look forward to their holiday party, and 90 percent say the event creates a stronger culture in their organization.
Two-thirds (66 percent) of respondents say networking at holiday parties helps them get ahead in their career, and 83 percent believe the parties are a good use of budget and resources.
“Where and how people work today is much different than in years’
past. Holiday parties are a good way to bring together people who don’t
necessarily work side-by-side to create a sense of community and
While more than a third (36 percent) say their company is not hosting a holiday party this year, 77 percent say that if there is a party, they plan on attending.
To meet the growing prevalence of remote workers, 34 percent of respondents say their organization has found a way to incorporate employees who don’t work in the office into the holiday festivities.
The survey also found that many employers are taking a different approach to this year’s holiday celebration, with 25 percent of respondents saying their company will change the event to a more family-friendly time or venue.
“With the hectic pace professionals keep year-round, it’s important to pause and take the time to celebrate the season and each other,” said Anderson. “And, both employers and employees will reap future benefits from the conversations and ideas that began while enjoying the festivities.”
About the Survey – The
Is your company hosting a holiday party this year?
If your company is hosting a holiday party, do you plan to attend?
Will networking at holiday parties help you get ahead at your organization?
|Yes to a great extent||22 percent|
|Yes to some extent||44 percent|
|To no extent||34 percent|
Do you look forward to your holiday party?
|Yes to a great extent||28 percent|
|Yes to some extent||55 percent|
|No to some extent||7 percent|
|No to a great extent||10 percent|
Do you feel office parties create a stronger culture in your organization?
Are office parties a good use of resources and budget?
Will your company change the way it hosts holiday parties this year, such as moving it to a more family friendly venue or time?
Has your company found a way to include remote workers in holiday celebrations?