It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there’s something about the season that brings out the best in everyone even the grumpiest Grinch in the office. Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful, come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that.
This is the time to put a few decorations around the office to lift the mood, decorate your cubicles with garlands and stockings, display your greeting cards, and maybe have a central tree adorned with ornaments and lights, plus, a little Christmas music in the background to bring that festive feel to the workplace.
It’s a really great time to enjoy each other’s company, especially at the office party but beware, if you see someone reaching for their phone while you are on the dance floor, it’s time to power down on the robot dance (that you think you have perfected), otherwise those images will appear on social media quicker than the bruises from being kicked in the shins to ‘New York, New York’.
For a change why not organise a ‘Best Homemade Christmas Sweater Competition’ you don’t have to love all things Christmas to know what a hoot this can be, isn’t this what it’s all about, breaking the ice, becoming less starchy, and having a great laugh with your workmates.
Don’t forget, chat to the CEO before the free bar opens…This is pretty self-explanatory really, the Christmas Party should be a time for goodwill to all, and whether you approach the MD with mistletoe or a wine-stained resignation napkin, you will most probably be reminded of it at your next progress meeting.
Must we all be reminded that this is a deeply religious time that each of us observes in their own special way, by going to the retail park of our particular choice. From a commercial point of view though, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. Bearing that in mind, there are only a few more shopping days left until your loved ones find out how little you understand them.
If you have young children don’t worry about the size of your Christmas tree, in kid’s eyes they are all 30 feet tall, and don’t be mean by giving a little child something useful for Christmas. After you’ve watched Miracle on 34th Street, and established that there really is a Santa Claus, it’s great to bundle them all into the car and drive around the neighbourhood checking out everyone else’s Christmas lights.
The saddest thing of all though, is waking up on Christmas morning and realising that you’re not a child anymore!