Most holiday parties survive the cut


More than 1,423 SmartBrief on Leadership readers responded to last week's poll question Will your office have a holiday party this year?

  • Yes, it's important to morale, especially given the current economic climate. 947 votes, 66.55%
  • No, we feel it would not send the right message about our corporate responsibility in the current economic climate. 476 votes, 33.45%

"In the midst of all the negative news and commentary, we continue to see signs of fortitude. Business has made cuts and will likely make more, taking seriously its responsibility to all stakeholders. But two-thirds of executives are going forward with holiday parties, reflecting the importance of this kind of employee event to maintaining workplace spirits and cohesiveness. " Eva Schmatz, president, Summus Limited

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