Holiday Office Survival Guide
Holiday office parties can be a chance for you to shine in front of your employer and peers. You can take advantage of the casual setting to have some fun and advance your career, or misbehave and cripple your career. Follow these tips to make sure you adhere to the highest standard of office party etiquette:
1) Don’t pass up the opportunity! It’s not every day that you get the chance to have a one-on-one personal conversation with the boss. Even if you can’t stay the whole evening don’t be a no-show. Arrive, mingle, and then make your exit.
2) Always ask before bringing a guest. Bringing your spouse or partner is a great way to meet new people in the office and showcase a bit of your personal life. However, not all office parties are open to families.
3) Don’t overindulge. Just because there’s a buffet or an open bar doesn’t mean that you should help yourself all night. You never know whose eyes are on you.
4) Dress appropriately. Dress more festively than you would for a day at the office, but more conservative than you would for a night out on the town.
5) Get involved. Don’t be afraid to take part in activities at the party. You’ll stick out more if you refuse to be a team player and participate.
6) Don’t forget it’s still a business event. Be sure to take the time to chat with your colleagues and superiors. Get to know the people you work with, but maintain your professional image.
7) Be gracious to the hosts, and send a thank you note to management and the personnel who organized the event the next day for inviting you.
Office parties are a great chance to network and have some fun with your co-workers. Enjoy yourself, meet some new people and expand your contacts in the organization. By following our simple do’s and don’ts you’ll avoid making any embarrassing missteps.
Posted on December 12, 2016, in Home, Lifestyle, Office and tagged Christmas, Colette Robicheau, decorations, Hanukkah, Holiday, office party, Organize Anything, party etiquette, party planning, wardrobe. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.