5 Etiquette Tips for Christmas Gift-Giving at the Office

December 23, 2014  |   Blogs,Business Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

5 Etiquette Tips for Christmas Gift-Giving at the Office Only 2 more days until Christmas, and for many of us, 1.5 days until our holiday break!  The hustle and bustle of last-minute Christmas shopping is very much alive! Are you wondering whether it is appropriate to give your boss a Christmas gift? Whether you have to give a Christmas gift to all of your colleagues or if you can be selective? What is or is not an appropriate gift to give a colleague, or how much money should be spent on a gift?  You are not alone! Navigating this territory can be tricky.  Here are 5 etiquette tips to help you with your Christmas gift-giving decisions at the office to ensure you do so with grace, consideration and professionalism: 1.  Have a Christmas Gift Budget  The holiday spirit can definitely bring out the best in us!  Have you heard the expression, “It is better to give than receive”?  Well, that sums up how I feel at Christmas. I put a lot of thought into the gifts I purchase for my colleagues, friends, family, etc. and simply thrive on the feeling I get from giving it to them.  That to me is my gift.  While ...

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‘Tis the Season: 10 Etiquette Tips to Shine at Your Office Holiday Party!

‘Tis the Season: 10 Etiquette Tips to Shine at Your Office Holiday Party! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! However, being too “jolly” at an annual office holiday party could potentially impact your career. Remember that the 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 professional presence, that impacts 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 attending your office party feels like a chore then it’s time for a mind-set change. 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 ...

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