“Excess is creeping back” according to the Evening Standard http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/tis-the-season-to-party-the-office-christmas-party-trends-to-look-out-for-9886762.html
Businesses are talking about returning to “pre-recession” celebrations with champagne sales and company branded cocktails on the rise... so are you prepared?!
After year’s of tightening belts and modest team lunches, rather than big alcohol soaked bashes, employees may be very ready to let their hair down – with all the subsequent consequences!
So how do you ensure that the party is one everyone enjoys without it descending into something messy, with the boss telling sexist jokes and team members ending up in compromising positions?
A key step is to make sure your people are clear about expected standards of behaviour. Use our checklist for pointers to ensure your managers and team members are clear about expectations and ensure you don’t end up having to deal with the fallout of inappropriate behaviour the next day.
Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...