Corporate holiday parties can have associated stigmas such as being awkward, no matter the theme. Whether you are having an incredible time, or feeling uncomfortable, there are a few dos and don’ts you should apply to ensure your holiday party is enjoyable without making party blunders. Today, we at A Limo World would like to share the dos and don’ts of attending corporate holiday parties.
Skipping Holiday Office Party is Not a Good Idea
Ensure you make an effort to attend if you do not have any prior obligations. By attending your corporate holiday party, you show your boss that you appreciate their thought to provide an enjoyable get together away from the responsibilities of work and have fun together to celebrate the holidays. Everyone, including your supervisors/bosses, will notice your attendance.
Interact with Other Holiday Party Guests
It’s not always easy to get to know everyone while work is being done. This event is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to some of the colleagues you do not always interact with. Mingling allows coworkers to establish a relationship and interacting with the team gives you the chance to move forward in your career.
Holiday Party Etiquette; Leave Phone Alone
No one wants to see everyone paying more attention to their phone than to the food, drinks, people, and other entertainment. Spending the time on your phone, mindlessly scrolling through social media, is rude and people notice the other coworkers not engaging. Taking a few holiday photos and selfies at the holiday function is as far as your phone use should be. Instead of being stuck on the phone, chat with the other party goers and let loose.
Drinking Too Much Alcohol at Work Events is a Bad Idea
You have likely experienced an event where someone has drunk in excess. When you see someone acting the fool from being intoxicated, you can’t help but feel embarrassed for them. Avoid being the person that people pity. Work- and work-related activities is not the place to drink until you pass out. A few drinks to help you feel relaxed is acceptable as you mingle, just do not be the person that gets sloppy drunk.
Don’t Be the Wallflower Person at Holiday Party
You should really try to mingle throughout the duration of the entire party, even if you are an introvert. This gives you the chance to get to know some of your colleagues. Do not be shy and if your normal work buddies are at the corporate holiday party, hang out with them. Just make sure to be social with other party goers. Be sure to show your appreciation by socializing the entire evening. If you get to the point where socializing is not an option, don’t feel obligated to stay the whole night.
Stop Yourself Gossiping at Work Events
The golden rule is to never, under any circumstances, gossip at the office. Gossiping is unprofessional and rude. The workplace, and the parties associated with it are not the time or place to spread rumors. If a coworker gossips to you, do not repeat to others and if possible, change the subject. Gossiping starts a lot of work drama and your life is stressful enough without adding to it.
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Do be sure to book a limo to get you to and from the corporate party. Perhaps invite some office buddies to pitch in and go together. Having the limo provide the transport ensures a punctual, safe, and memorable evening!