Office Christmas parties are an American workplace tradition filled with eggnog, Secret Santa gifts and potlucks. But as workplaces change, so does the way workers celebrate across the nation.

Innovative coworking space provider Galvanize recently polled start-ups, tech and marketing companies who call one of Galvanize’s six coworking communities home.

Some interesting holiday tidbits including:

  • Although the coworking companies surveyed were overwhelming tech-related ventures, 26 percent of the companies said they will still mail out Christmas cards to their clients.
  • More than 57 percent of the respondents will celebrate at an offsite holiday party, 19 percent will embark on a team outing and 11 percent will celebrate at work.  Nearly 10 percent said they don’t celebrate with coworkers at all.
  • More than 56 percent of the respondents said they won’t be decorating their office or workspace at all this year, while 25 percent said they leave it to their employees to decorate their own workspace if they would like.

Galvanize has eight physical campuses across the U.S. where innovative startups, aspiring students and large enterprises come together.  Galvanize also offers the Galvanize Data Science Immersive bootcamp and the Hack Reactor Software Engineering coding bootcamp at its campuses.

Check out the infographic for more fun insight into the holiday habits of coworking companies.


How does your Office celebrate Christmas?

Comment below if you have ideas on why there’s such a decline of Decorations and Time off at co-working spaces in 2019.