It seems that employees working in London offices are not getting into the Christmas spirit this year, with many dreading the annual festive bash.
According to the British Greyhound Racing Board, people who work in commercial properties in the UK are against making merry with their work colleagues.
A poll conducted by the company found that 70 per cent of UK workers “couldn’t care less about the office Christmas party”.
The survey showed that the biggest turn off for 43 per cent of people was having to socialise others with whom they have nothing in common.
Meanwhile, one in five office workers said they felt out of place and hated having to dress up.
Leading behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings said: “Office parties are universally dreaded for many reasons.
“While most people like to let their hair down and enjoy the fact that they are being treated to an event, they don’t want to be out in a potentially embarrassing or dull situation with colleagues, with the only common thread being work itself.”
Many London offices are having to scale down their Christmas parties this year due to the economic downturn.