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Christmas Office parties back in favour – are you prepared?

Posted by Tracy Powley 04/12/14

Party Guy“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.

For more information on how we can help you address inappropriate behaviour at work call us on 01903 732 782, email us info@focalpointtraining.com  or have a look at the range of solutions we offer.

 

Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

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...

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