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Cake cutting and eating a bit of snacks does not take much time. Every office has a lunch beak and a birthday can be celebrated during that break.
The work of high priority must be attended first obviously but that does not take the whole day.
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I think it should be celebrated at home only and one time not multiple place multiple time in a single day.
Santosh Kumar Singh
(Sr. Microsoft Dynamics Axapta Technical,Mumbai)
This is a good practice and motivates the employee to get near to the Organisation. Once the employee gets that feeling his output will definitely increase. So it is good to say happy birthday to the employee on his birthday in the office
It is a very interesting thread. The psychology of people working in an office is very peculiar not only for office work but also for personal works being celebrated in the office premises.
If someone proposes to celebrate the birthday of an employee in office most of the other employees will agree for it and there will be a general applause.
It is the hidden psychology of the people which is working and always works whenever there is a change from routine office job.
Strictly speaking it is not proper to hold any such parties in the office premises wasting the office time. In practice many successful bosses please their subordinates by allowing to hold such parties in the office premises and in fact they take very much interest in those parties and even direct them.
Another example is of various pujas being done in office premises. One such consipicuous puja is that of Vishwakarma puja celebrated by technicians and engineers on which day even the laziest employee will be active to highest level.
So these are the things already embedded in our systems and are inevitable on one pretext or other.
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If one looks a the concept of a team, it has varied members with varied potential and varied preference but each one has to work for the benefit of the team and not for personal gain. In such instances, often team dynamics can potential turn sour. In fact, management gurus stress on team bonding sessions, team day outs, team informal meetings etc. I think a birthday party is a unique oppourintiy for the team to get together for a few minutes to wish and bless the employee success.
At our workplace, we celebrate almost all birthdays of the team (15-20), wherein the cost is shared based on the individual's hierarchy and many times for the domestic staff, instead of a cake and a puff we have given a small household article, that they can use at home. The whole idea would be lost if the team or few go for a big event, splash money, waste undue time, except gifts or indulge in any inappropriate conduct that is unprofessional.
It's also a kind of get together for all the employees and by having small celebration it makes the person feel special. If at all a person is very particular about not celebrating their birthdays we do refrain from doing so.