Music is key for a great work party, finds survey

Two-thirds of British adults are in favour of an office party as a suitable reward from their employer, finds ComRes survey.

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Two thirds of British adults (67%) believe work parties are a good way for employers to reward their staff, according to research carried out by ComRes on behalf of Clownfish Events.

And 17% believe that music is the essential ingredient that makes a party really memorable.

The other main findings of the research were:

  • Around 70% who said they like to be rewarded with a work party were female, compared with 64% of males.

  • Younger workers in the millennial age bracket are most appreciative of a good party, with 73% of employees aged between 18-34 voting for a work party compared to 64% in the 55+ age bracket.

  • 55% think that socialising with colleagues is an important part of working life and is related to performance. Among the millennial age group 72% of workers agreed socialising with colleagues helps them perform better at work, dropping to 45% for other working age groups.

"Most of us spend more time at work than in any other part of our lives, and having a good relationship with colleagues makes such a difference when it comes to getting the most from people," said Matt Turner, MD and founder of Clownfish Events.

"It’s not surprising that UK workers think parties are so essential, we work longer hours than the rest of Europe and are typically much more stressed. These results contradict some of the stereotypes surrounding UK workers and shows that when there’s a chance to celebrate, UK workers will forgo other perks and embrace the opportunity with open arms."  

Speaking about work party trends, Turner added: "Gone are the days of having really lavish and ostentatious corporate affairs. The CSR movement and a heightened awareness of avoiding waste is influencing corporate party choices and companies are more likely to have multiple smaller events, than a huge blow out affair."

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