If you know someone who recoils at the thought of Christmas, loathes happy people, believes giving gifts to raise a smile is the first step towards hell and is often called a miser, then it sounds to us like you might be lumbered with an Ebenezer Scrooge on your hands. Don’t worry, though; this can easily be remedied, if only they accept a little help – it’s a four stage process of becoming a sprightly fan of the festive period, and we’re here to help you on your merry way.
First, they need to accept that they are a Scrooge. Let’s say, for example, that it’s your boss. In order to change his Scrooge-like ways, you need to warn him (or her) that his attitude will not be tolerated this Christmas, and decorate his office and persuade him your need of a Christmas bash! Hold tight, because we’re just getting started, and you may get your Christmas party yet!
Secondly, hark back to previous Christmas parties, where good times were had, food was enjoyed, and merriment was had by all. Spirits were high and deadlines met with ease. Sense the nostalgia in his eye and then bring him back to present day.
Remind your boss that whilst work is piling up, staff morale is falling, and working the Christmas period needs a little something to ease the tension and stress. Perhaps a Christmas party would break up the monotony and motivate staff to get through the hardest part of the year?
The final persuasion is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come or What Could Be… if only he cared enough about Christmas! This last punch will highlight the importance of keeping staff happy and motivated over the Christmas period, and what keeps the staff happy keeps the business happy.
Maybe this new found happiness will finally banish the miser, diminish the damp atmosphere and you never know; you might even get a revitalised office in the shape of some new office desks in the New Year as a gift from your boss - the Scrooge that once was. Direct him towards Piranha Furniture if you’re feeling lucky, and a Christmas miracle might just happen this year!