Want to improve workplace productivity? Time to deck the halls…
Celebrating Christmas in the workplace has been found to increase productivity, even though only 36% of businesses are planning a Christmas party for their staff.
According to the research by Christmas Tree World, 74% of employees are motivated to work harder if their employer embraces the festive period, whether that’s through Christmas parties, decorating the office or offering an end of year bonus.
The survey of 1,000 UK workers found that 74% of people think taking part in office festivities, such as decorations, Christmas trees and Secret Santa traditions, boost morale and productivity, although only 36% of workplaces do so – and 24% of businesses avoiding Christmas altogether.
Similarly, only 36% of businesses are planning to host a Christmas party, although 39% of workers think it enhances productivity by improving teamwork and communication.
When it comes to Christmas incentives such as bonuses, 60% of respondents said it would encourage them to work harder, but only 15% of UK businesses actually have a festive bonus scheme on offer.
Stephen Evans, managing director at Christmas Tree World commented: “It’s shocking to see the high number of businesses which are simply missing a trick in embracing the festive season as this research demonstrates it really does pay dividends in boosting staff morale, happiness and productivity.
“It’s understandable that some companies are unable to offer financial rewards such as Christmas bonuses, and even a Christmas party as costs can escalate, though it’s surprising to see how few companies even put up a Christmas tree and decorations in the workplace.
“It’s clear to see from our research that bringing a bit of festivity into the office can go a long way to improving workplace productivity at this time of year.”
Christmas Tree World is one of the UK's premium artificial Christmas tree etailers, providing unique and realistic decorations to provide a truly magical Christmas for all the family. For more information, please visit www.christmastreeworld.co.uk