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Every third Dane dissatisfied with company Christmas present

Lucie Rychla
December 11th, 2015


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Too small gifts can be perceived as an insult, says a lifestyle expert

A survey carried out by YouGov for Metroxpress shows most Danes were satisfied with the Christmas gifts they received from their employer last year.

However, more than a third were at best indifferent if not downright unhappy about the employer’s choice of saying ‘thank you’.

According to a lifestyle expert Henrik Byager, who advises companies on employee gifts, the purpose of Christmas gifts is to show that companies appreciate their employees.

READ MORE: Public sector getting stingy when it comes to Christmas gifts

Too small, too wrong
“Two things can go wrong: either the gift is too small and will therefore be perceived as an insult, or it completely misses the mark,” Byager told Metroxpress.

“Then there is of course the type of employee generally dissatisfied with his wages and working conditions, who won’t cheer up even for a Christmas present.”

The most important thing, however, is that everybody gets the same, noted Byager.


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