Just as I was settling down on the train yesterday for a nice relaxed ride home, I overheard the lady next to me say to her travelling companion ‘Did you know Christmas Day is three weeks tomorrow?’ Talk about panic stations! Am I ready – I am not! Have I done anything about anything – I have not! This has all the makings of a Christmas Eve whirlwind but I have pulled this particular rabbit out a hat before so I am not overly worried. Not just yet anyway! Organisations, however, need to be just a little bit more prepared and, in difficult times, will hopefully have been a bit inventive this year on the thorny question of WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY. An interesting subset of that discussion will also have revolved around bonuses or rewards for a year of effort and, hopefully, successes.