Many businesses are feeling the tension and worry caused by all of the sexual misconduct scandals. Instead of confronting the sexual misconduct head on with better reporting and consequence handling or even education, businesses are making changes to their holiday staff parties. Many bosses are tightening the purse strings on alcohol supplied to their company parties and are also hiring party monitors as well. They’re doing everything in their power to make sure the parties don’t become a target for any issues.
Letting Loose. TV and movies have long depicted the company holiday party as the one night a year where everyone is allowed to get crazy, and normally does. Alcohol flowed freely and people let loose without a care for consequences. Those days seem to be gone.
Solutions? Many employers aren’t trying to find solutions to the problems. They don’t seem to realize that these allegations are an opportunity to address and even fix problems in their own companies. Instead they’re doing everything in their power to protect their company holiday party.
Cut Down. Many companies have cut down on the amount of booze allowed at their parties. Some are even outlawing alcohol completely.