Is the work Christmas party really on the endangered list?

A few weeks ago our very own Heather Warner and Alex Hu spoke with Tim Gossage on 6iX about the potential pitfalls of the office Christmas party. As more allegations of workplace sexual harassment dominate the news daily, the debate for and against the office Christmas party has gained momentum.

To help you make up your mind, our good friends at the Australian HR Institute have clearly laid out the for and against argument for organising an opportunity for staff to let down their hair at the end of the year.

The argument against the office Christmas Party

AHRI’s Chloe Hava offers four reasons why it might be time to call off the office Christmas party – read more here.

But wait…isn’t it good to celebrate with your colleagues?

Girard Dorney counter argues the point, giving four reasons why it’s not time to pack away the Champagne just yet – read his view here.

If you would like advice on how to ensure your Christmas party is a fun, positive and team-building experience – or even advice on how to communicate to your team that your business is looking at alternative options to the traditional Christmas staff event, then call WCA Solutions today on +61 8 9383 3293 or email us at