Only One in Three Staff Look Forward to Office Christmas PartyBy Maris Interiors Llp, PRNE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
LONDON, December 14, 2011 -
Christmas party season is in full swing, but only 31% of office workers actually look forward to the big night, according to a recent survey by leading office design company Maris Interiors. 46% of employees described themselves as either “indifferent” or “not looking forward” to the annual bash, with 15% going as far as to say they were “dreading” it.
The most frequent reasons given by the office Scrooges were “not wanting to socialise with colleagues”, “terrible food” and “risk of regretting drunken behaviour”. Indeed, 26% of the office workers surveyed admitted to having behaved inappropriately at previous Christmas parties.
Claire Walker, head of Human Resources at Maris Interiors says, “We were quite surprised to see quite how few people actually enjoy their work Christmas functions… I think maybe the managers need to think about how to make them appealing! And if you’re worried about getting drunk and telling the boss what you think of them, perhaps you should stick to the orange juice.”
NOTES FOR EDITOR
1. Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save substantial amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
2. 261 office workers were surveyed across the UK, between 5th - 9th December.
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