PracticeConsultingFDs want a sober workplace

FDs want a sober workplace

Booze has no place in the modern workplace, a sober three out of five finance chiefs told this week's Accountancy Age / Reed Accountancy Personnel Big Question.

As Christmas celebrations get into full swing, a 61% majority of FDs revealed that they want to bar staff from downing alcohol during the working day.

And a sizeable 46% of more than 500 FDs surveyed were in favour of a teetotal work environment, compared to 15% who thought staff should probably not be allowed to booze.

‘There is a time and a place for everything and work is not the place for alcohol’, said one.

Moderation was the message among FDs with a more lax approach to a lunchtime tipple – with some admitting a sensible midday intake was an established and ‘not unreasonable’ part of the working day.

A them-and-us divide between management and their staff also emerged from the survey, with one anonymous FD joking ‘staff shouldn’t, but management should!’

Related Articles

5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

Accounting Software 5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

3m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Tyrie on Finance Bill 2017: ‘Making Tax Policy Better’

Consulting Tyrie on Finance Bill 2017: ‘Making Tax Policy Better’

9m Stephanie Wix, Writer
Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Richard Toone, CVR Global

Accounting Firms Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Richard Toone, CVR Global

10m Kevin Reed, Writer
Friday Afternoon Live: HMRC complaints rise; Deloitte scoops big audits; and corporate reporting woes

Audit Friday Afternoon Live: HMRC complaints rise; Deloitte scoops big audits; and corporate reporting woes

11m Kevin Reed, Writer
New head of equity capital markets for KPMG

Accounting Firms New head of equity capital markets for KPMG

11m Stephanie Wix, Writer
Deloitte 'self-imposes exile' on government contracts to defuse PM row

Accounting Firms Deloitte 'self-imposes exile' on government contracts to defuse PM row

10m Kevin Reed, Writer
Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Julie Adams, Menzies

Accounting Firms Managing partner Q&A - the year ahead: Julie Adams, Menzies

10m Kevin Reed, Writer
Friday Afternoon Live: Deloitte's tech thing; PAC wants HMRC 'contingencies'; and Sports Direct

Business Regulation Friday Afternoon Live: Deloitte's tech thing; PAC wants HMRC 'contingencies'; and Sports Direct

10m Kevin Reed, Writer