Holiday Party Do’s and Dont’s

 

Staff Writer G. White

 

Holiday Party imageGoing to the company office holiday party this year? You can take advantage of this, have some fun and advance your career without misbehaving or crippling your career.

Here are some basic rules and guidelines:

  • Do remember that although office parties are intended as social events to reward employees and raise morale, they are still work related events.
  • Don’t pass up an  invitation to an office party (unless you have a very good excuse). Sometimes, not attending the party could hurt your reputation or chance for advancement. And remember, spend at least 30 minutes for appearances.
  • Do conduct yourself professionally at all times. Remember, It’s still a company function, so proper etiquette and decorum matter.
  • Don’t bring the party lampshade, gag gifts for the boss, or any other crazy stuff you might do at a personal holiday party.
  • Do enjoy yourself at the party. Your employers has spent big bucks to reward their employees.
  • Don’t pull the nightclub attire from your closet for the event. Ask if the party is formal or casual.
  • Do keep your hands to yourself. Never flirt, and always avoid any other inappropriate behavior.
  • Do keep all conversations positive and upbeat. Don’t spend the evening complaining, bragging, correcting, whining, or ridiculing.
  • Don’t monopolize conversations. And don’t even think about gossiping about others.
  • Do keep one hand free during the night so that you can offer handshakes to people as they come by.
  • Don’t drink excessively and don’t pig-out on the food either. Moderation is key.

A holiday party is a great event to begin building or strengthening business relationships, so do introduce yourself and build your network.

 

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Going to the company office holiday party this year? You can take advantage of this, have some fun and advance your career without misbehaving or crippling your career.
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