(POLL) Is Your Company Hosting a Holiday Party This Year?

(POLL) Is Your Company Hosting a Holiday Party This Year?

Is the office party really a thing of Christmas past?

Employees don’t look forward to the holiday office party the way they once may have. In fact, data from Randstad US found that just one-third of all employees look forward to an office party the most this time of year.

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Instead, they want time away from work entirely, not to spend down time with their co-workers. You can certainly understand the need to be away from people at work for a while. You know how certain people get at the office Christmas party.

With more companies relying on remote workers, a traditional office holiday party may seem a bit foreign now. For some companies that lean heavily on remote workers, it’s next to impossible to host such a party.

However, there are some signs that the office party isn’t going away entirely. Recently, Spotify and LinkedIn combined forces to promote a Christmas music playlist to keep the parties that are happening … well, happening. And Slack just launched a Secret Santa app to put a fun spin on a classic game that many people loathe.

This week, we want to know if your company is following in this bah-humbug trend and forgoing an office holiday party. Are these surveys just capturing a bunch of Scrooges?

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Let us know by answering the question below on whether or not your company is hosting a holiday party this year. Share more thoughts on this topic in the comments section below, too.

Did Your Company Host a Holiday Party This Year?

  • Yes - we do every year (41%, 154 Votes)
  • No - never had one (18%, 69 Votes)
  • No - we're a virtual team (15%, 56 Votes)
  • Yes - but we're thinking of not next year (11%, 42 Votes)
  • No - people stopped showing up (11%, 40 Votes)
  • Yes - it was our first ever (4%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 377

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and the Head of Content Partnerships. A journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional and online media, he is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown.

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  1. It is a nice way to foster camaraderie and just relax. It also gives the employees something to look forward to.