'Rules have changed' for Office Xmas parties, survey says

Party’s over for Xmas photocopier pranks: Office festive drinks are back after Covid hiatus last yearbut the ‘ruleshave changed, survey suggests

  • Four out of five workers say the traditional office Christmas party is outdated
  • 21 per cent of workers said photocopying body parts was now frowned upon
  • Other traditions to leave in the past include kissing colleagues and party games
  • The annual Kersfees 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    Four in five workers say a traditional Christmas do is outdated, volgens 'n opname, with ‘photocopying body parts’ (21 persent), kissing a colleague (19 persent) and drinking wine from plastic cups (14 persent) now frowned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 persent) are now frowned upon by modern British employees

    Photocopying body parts (21 persent), kissing a colleague (19 persent) and drinking wine from plastic cups (14 persent) 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, en 48 per cent saying they will be washing their hands throughout the evening.

    Sommige 30 per cent will wear a face mask on entering and leaving the venue, en 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    Four in five workers say a traditional Christmas do is outdated, according to a Free Now survey

    Four in five workers say a traditional Christmas do is outdated, according to a Free Now survey

    Maar 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.

    N somtotaal van 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, en 19 per cent can’t wait to catch up on the office gossip.

    The poll was commissioned by ride-hailing app Free Now.

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