As many of us start looking forward to the festive celebrations, HR Managers up and down the country will be dreading the minefield which is the office Christmas Party!
There is such a fine line between allowing people to “let their hair down a bit” and displaying behaviour that can be “inappropriate” and even offensive.
So how do you ensure everyone enjoys themselves, without anyone overstepping the mark?
The most important thing is to talk to the team; hold a discussion to outline what your expectations are of everyone during the party (even if you have a code of conduct or dignity at work policy, people often seem to think it excludes the Christmas bash!)
Here are our Top 12 tips to get you going...
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The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...