As Christmas party season get underway, it’s a time for letting our hair down, decompressing and celebrating progress. But a study published today by the Institute of Leadership and Management reveals team leaders and managers are under great pressure to make the festive party a workplace team success.

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Christmas in the Workplace



Neena Dhaun

Senior Content Strategist & Consultant

Neena started her career as a journalist working for international news agency Reuters, as a reporter in their London and India bureau’s, covering all manner of news, politics and current affairs. Then ten years at the BBC working as a TV reporter and producer in the regions and national news. Before moving to The Institute of Leadership & Management, she worked as a media communications manager in the NGO sector. 

Kate Cooper

Head of Research

Kate shapes an innovative research programme at The Institute of Leadership & Management designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens. Her role is informed by her career as a senior academic in a university business school, focusing on strategy, leadership and professional development. 

Kate is also a conference keynote speaker, internationally, and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio, is a Forbes contributor and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.