Okay so maybe it’s not quite that time of year yet, and some of you will be thinking, “but we’ve just had Christmas, why are you writing a blog post about it!” Well, we believe in good planning, and sometimes it does make sense to start early. Let us explain. A Christmas party is widely regarded as the biggest social event in the calendar. Even if Christmas is a time obviously intended for celebration, some firms may question the value of holding a party to mark the event. Therefore, it is very important that you celebrate with your colleagues during Christmas so as to appreciate your employee’s strengths and make them feel important and loved.

The following are some of the benefits gained when celebrating an office Christmas party with your colleagues

  • It adds more joy to your employees hence increasing your importance in their life.
  • Allows the whole team to get together and have a bit of fun while getting to know each other better.
  • Enhances colleague’s confidence and sense of belonging at the company.
  • Creates a sense of closure amongst your staff come the end of the year, so they can properly prepare for the twelve months ahead.
  • A Christmas party is a great way to formally mark the end of the year, take a breather and start looking ahead to what the New Year will bring.
  • A cheer from management to the staff of all their hard work throughout the year
  • Entertains your staff at Christmas thus returning the favor in loyalty, hard work and motivation.
  • Offers a tremendous chance to retell and convey key company messages, recognition awards and strategies for the year ahead
  • Brings fun into your event with colleagues and teambuilding activities thus strengthening team dynamic and bond the staff.
  • Encourages management and staff to associate outside of a work setting, hence promoting morale.
  • Upholds staff retention through giving them an event to recall memories
  • It will be spoken about for years to come.

Conclusively, Christmas parties present the perfect opportunity to break away from the desk and relish the chance to enjoy festivities among your colleagues. With a Christmas party, you’re also able to get your colleagues talking to each other and making friends that they wouldn’t otherwise make at work. It can be such a big reward to have employees getting along with each other because it will rub off in their work. It’s also a great opportunity for new employees to make friends and learn more about each and every individual, helping them feel more at home, even if the surroundings are a little unfamiliar and nerve wrecking at this moment in time.

Make sure you at least think about your next Christmas work do now, because as much as we hate to say it, the year will roll round very quickly, and the longer you leave it, the more disappointing your party will likely be!