Sadly, we learned that so many companies elected to forfeit their yearly Christmas parties. This is really disappointing because employees actually look forward to celebrating good cheer for a brighter new year. However, most companies used the recession as an excuse to call off Christmas parties.

When you think about it a Christmas party is a very inexpensive way to communicate to every employee that you truly do value their hard work all year long. Christmas parties make every employee personally feel appreciated, especially if you don’t plan on giving out bonuses.

True some Christmas parties end up being a nightmare, sometimes companies need a little help creating magic. However, overall the office Christmas party is great for morale!

You can make up for the canceled Christmas party by hosting a New Year Kickoff Celebration! Highlight key employees with recognition honors and assign team leaders to tackle tasks. Add some good food, music, and motivation you are all set.

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