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Understanding Alcohol and its Place in Your Workplace Culture

Understanding Alcohol in Your Workplace Culture

Posted On: January 14, 2019 by VGM Insurance in: Affinity Club Underwriters Blog, Business Operations, Compliance, Employee Health and Safety, Employment Practices Liability, Human Resources, Risk Mitigation, Workers' Compensation

If you’re anything like us, you enjoyed kicking off the New Year with something fun. That usually means work parties, company get-togethers and other festivities. Workplaces have different cultures, and that means they have different ways to celebrate. If yours involves alcohol, it can lead to alcohol-related harm. As we head into 2019, it’s a great time to assess your workplace culture and how alcohol fits into that culture. Alcohol within the culture of a workplace has become the norm for many organizations, not just for holiday enjoyment. For some, alcohol can be found in meetings, at desks or as the centerpiece for events both in and out of the office. If that sounds familiar, you will want to have a solid understanding of how your workplace culture effects the drinking habits of your employees and the risks that come with it. Your workplace culture is a shared understanding between employees. That is to say it is comprised of customs, traditions, and a number of other

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