What to Consider When Planning 2021 Staff Holiday Parties
Consider smaller in-person gatherings, virtual and hybrid options
For years, office holiday parties have been a year-end staple. Last year, the pandemic caused some organizations to forego them after a financially difficult year or to convert them to virtual. This year, with the vaccine prevalent, associations have a variety of options for holiday parties. The key is considering what will work best for your organization.
"Customize to the culture of the company," said J. Gerald Suarez, Ph.D., a professor of practice in systems thinking and design at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. "Do things that reinforce the values of the company, that reinforce the vibe you want to create."
Associations that are still virtual might err on the side of a virtual party, while those who are in person or going back soon might opt for a hybrid or face-to-face gathering.
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