Surfvote conducted a survey on the issue of “Is a company year-end party necessary?” after the coronavirus pandemic. While 37.9% answered that year-end parties are necessary, over 40% said they would like year-end parties to be abolished.
Eri Yatsuzuka, a freelance writer who explores themes such as future work styles, the state of organizations, and children’s education, raised this question on Surfvote. A change in consciousness has become clear after the coronavirus pandemic.
Polimill Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Eri Yokota, hereinafter referred to as Polimill), which supports the discovery and resolution of social issues using SNS and technology, recently asked the question, “Is a company year-end party necessary?” Voting for the issue ended on January 31st, so we would like to inform you of the results.
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Is a company year-end party necessary?
Since May of last year, when the new coronavirus infection was classified as a Type 5 infectious disease, drinking parties that had been refrained from until now have increased.
At the end of the year, some companies brought back year-end parties. While some people think of year-end parties as a good place to have fun and communicate with colleagues, there are also voices that say they don’t want it to be forced or that it’s not necessary in the first place.
We solicited a wide range of opinions through Surfvote regarding the significance and necessity of company year-end parties.
Issue: Is a company year-end party necessary?
Research subject: Social design platform Surfvote (web service) Survey target: Users with accounts on Surfvote
Survey method: Users with accounts on Surfvote vote
Voting period: December 11, 2023 to January 31, 2024
Number of valid votes: 58 votes
Introduction of voting results and comments (some excerpts/original text) It would be better to have year-end parties in the future 37.9% As long as people are free to participate or not, and people are not forced to participate, I don’t think there will be any problem with year-end parties being held as usual.
Year-end parties will be abolished, and there is no need to replace them 25.9% If the cost of year-end parties is an expense, I would like them to return that amount to their salaries and eliminate such events. Year-end parties should be abolished and opportunities for deepening friendships should be created during work hours 13.8%
If deepening friendships will help the work proceed smoothly, I would like it to be completed within working hours. Some people can’t come outside of business hours, and some find it a burden. If that’s the case, I don’t think anyone would feel bad about it as long as it’s during work hours when they’re paid.
Year-end parties should be abolished and training to improve teamwork and communication should be implemented 0%
1.7% should abolish year-end parties and provide allowances and subsidies that can be used for socializing with small groups of employees.
It’s better not to waste money on year-end parties…
First of all, I would like to place importance on being able to communicate closely with the people I interact with at work. I don’t know 0%
Eri Yatsuzuka, who wrote this issue
Freelance writer. We explore themes such as future work styles, the state of organizations, and children’s education. He is the author of “12 Models of New Work Styles for Companies that Seriously Make Employees Happy” (Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing). In 2020, moved from Tokyo to Nagano.
We will use your opinions and votes for the benefit of society. On Surfvote, various issues and problems in society are posted as “issues”, and anyone can read all issues, but if you register for an account, you will be able to vote and write comments for each issue. . We want to provide a place where everyone can learn about various social issues and feel safe expressing their opinions. Additionally, depending on the content of the issue, the opinions gathered may be compiled into a written proposal and submitted to the relevant ministries and agencies and politicians. https://surfvote.com/ Polimill Co., Ltd.
Polimill is an ICT startup company that operates and develops the social design platform Surfvote.
Surfvote is a service that specializes in social issues and problems, allowing users to not only vote their own opinions on any topic, but also listen to the opinions of other users. The local government version of Surfvote is also being expanded and will work with local governments to encourage residents to create livable cities. Using SNS and technology, we will create a society in which everyone can participate in rule-making and can flexibly and speedily reform systems in line with changes in values and advances in technology. https://polimill.jp
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