Office Christmas parties: why do we have them? Employees over-indulge, over-share and resent having to socialise with people they might not like. For employers, meanwhile, parties are a legal minefield that can result in anything from photocopied genitals (see above – almost) to fistfights to worker's compensation claims.
Yet the office party is an important opportunity for employers to show their appreciation to their staff for a year of hard work. They're also a chance colleagues might not otherwise have to get to bond and team-build.
If you're on the lookout for a location for this year's company bash, try one of the following great Sydney venues, ideal for intimate gatherings, medium-sized shindigs or large corporate blow-outs.
Of course, if you just want to take the team out and say thank you, a table at one of Sydney's 50 best restaurants is a good shout, as is booking out one of these private dining rooms in Sydney so that no one minds if you get a bit rowdy or talk at length about standard operating procedures.
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