As we approach the silly season of Christmas, workplaces are beginning to decorate, getting into the festive spirit. Workplace events are being organised; lunches, dinners, parties, you name it, all in preparation for the big day! Yet, despite all this merriment and cheerfulness, lies the potential for things to go horribly wrong for employers and employees. So, what can employers do to eliminate mishaps and reduce those calamities from getting out of hand without completely putting the brakes on all fun activities.
So, here’s some pre-Christmas planning tips to ensure that the fun and enjoyment can still be experienced and felt in the workplace without the disruption of unnecessary disciplinary action for employees due to misconduct.
Being proactive and setting those expectations right from the outset before those workplace events can ensure that the Silly Season can be fun and enjoyed by all and that appropriate behaviours and actions can be adopted and maintained.