I will admit it. Each year I get a bit more annoyed at the commercialization of Christmas. It won’t be long before we start seeing door buster Christmas sales on Labor Day!
But I’ve come to enjoy one little tradition, and how challenging it can be: The Company Christmas Party.
Challenging for too many reasons. What’s the budget? The place? Can we find a date without conflicts? How many will show? Should we do gifts/raffles? Open bar (never a debate!)? The logistics challenges are plenty, and my personal event planning skills are no match for our HR Manager, Arlene. She pulled off a great event. Which got me to thinking…..
All of those things form the ingredients and are important. But like many things in life, I’ve found joy in the simpler things, 2 in particular:
Recognition is always tricky, as by definition you never like to leave anyone out. But SERVICE awards are great ways to say THANK YOU.
There’s something comforting about a decade. You can’t fake it. You either can endure, or you can’t, and decades are a hell of a yard stick. For companies, and for people.
How many tech companies raise millions in venture capital, burn it up with the only economic sustainability plan is to wait for the next round of venture capital or public markets? That’s the subject of another day.