Two out of three respondents say they don’t feel like making a toast behind the screen. However, according to the researchers, there is a great need to come together. 56 percent of those surveyed consider it important to see and talk to colleagues informally at the end of the year. However, this year almost half of the employers do not have a Christmas party in the pipeline where it otherwise did.
According to LinkedIn, many companies are struggling with how to celebrate Christmas in the office this year. “Of course there are alternatives,” notes Liza Jansen of LinkedIn. “We’re seeing a lot of pub quizzes and other game providers for you to play with colleagues.”
Many organizations skip the Christmas drink for a year and show their appreciation for the effort made over the past year by sending out a drink or a Christmas package. Almost half of employers are trying to find a creative turn this year to keep celebrating Christmas with colleagues.