The annual Christmas party is making a welcome return after last year’s hiatus, but there will be a few changes.
Four in five workers say a traditional Christmas do is outdated, according to a survey, with ‘photocopying body parts’ (21 per cent), kissing a colleague (19 per cent) and drinking wine from plastic cups (14 per cent) now frowned upon by modern British employees.
Photocopying body parts (21 per cent), kissing a colleague (19 per cent) and drinking wine from plastic cups (14 per cent) are now frowned upon by modern British employees
And the pandemic will result in other changes, with a third of workers hesitant to hug colleagues at their bash, and 48 per cent saying they will be washing their hands throughout the evening.
Some 30 per cent will wear a face mask on entering and leaving the venue, and 20 per cent say they won’t shake anyone’s hand.
Four in five workers say a traditional Christmas do is outdated, according to a Free Now survey
But 76 per cent of workers said their bosses were going the extra mile with this year’s party to make up for last year’s cancellation caused by the pandemic.
A total of 16 per cent are delighted they’ll get to see colleagues in the flesh, instead of on a Zoom call, 20 per cent are relishing the chance to get dressed up, and 19 per cent can’t wait to catch up on the office gossip.
The poll was commissioned by ride-hailing app Free Now.