British workers are embracing the festive season and all that comes with it, according to new research. A survey by interiors etailer Furniture123.co.uk has revealed that the British workforce is prepared to kit out their desks and offices in style this Christmas, and many have already.
Two thirds of workers will decorate their office or place of work this winter, with Christmas trees and fairy lights topping the poll as the festive decoration British businesses are most likely to display. 27% of workers are also likely to cover their desks in tinsel and more than one in three will blast the festive tunes from radios.
Christmas jumpers will begin to flood workplaces, as around a quarter of us have confessed plans to spread cheer around the office if they aren’t already. 22% of the UK workforce are already listening to Christmas music in the office, and 9% even began playing Christmas music in October.
The data revealed that workplaces are more likely to embrace the festivities the further north you go; Scottish employees are most likely to embrace Christmas at work, while workers in Londoners are the least likely.
“It’s fantastic to see the number of businesses that are embracing the festive season with music, parties and Christmas jumpers,” said Mark Kelly, marketing manager at Furniture123. “It’s understandable that in some places of work, decorating the office or wearing a Christmas jumper isn’t an option, but there are a number of ways to bring the festivities to the workplace which everyone can get involved in.
“Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and has the ability to boost morale, so it’s good for companies to spread some cheer in the place where the majority of Britons spend most of their time.”