‘Tis the Season: Office Holiday Party Etiquette Tips

December 07, 2012  |   Blogs,Business Etiquette,Dining Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

‘Tis the Season:  Office Holiday Party Etiquette Tips ‘Tis the season to be jolly! However, being too “jolly” at an annual office holiday party could negatively  impact your career. Remember that the annual office holiday party, though wrapped in a social context, is still a business function. How you behave will be observed and remembered by someone whose opinion can impact your job.  Your reputation is key - so be on your best behaviour at all times. To ensure an enjoyable and successful evening, consider the following tips: Not Going is Not an Option The office party is part of your job. It is a time for co-workers and colleagues to gather together outside of the day-to-day workplace for some fun and well-deserved recognition. If you’d rather do math equations all night then attend an office party, change your attitude. Put on a smile and see the event as a networking opportunity. Recognize the Opportunity to Advance Your Career The office party is an opportunity for you to distinguish yourself from the crowd. It is a chance for you to demonstrate your ability to handle business situations of a social nature - notable soft skills considered by management for career advancement. ...

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