12 Tips For Christmas

The whys and hows of attending the seasonal work party

‘Tis the season for snow, time off work, and parties, parties, parties including the work party. Many of us feel the obligation to attend the holiday workplace party, whether we like it or not. But how important is it that you make an appearance, and is the Santa hat optional? We think the seasonal office party is one event that demands you be a social animal, though there are ways to ensure this herd experience is a positive one. In honour of the 12 Days of Christmas, here are our ideas about making this year’s work party the best of your career. 

Four Reasons to Go

One: Respect The Elves

Throwing a party, no matter how small, takes effort. Someone organized your party, whether the invite was sent by email or posted in the lunchroom. The organization of food and drink alone is a task that has taken time and energy. Showing up demonstrates you appreciate their efforts. (Conversely, not showing up suggests the opposite.) Sure, the party organizers may have been forced into the role of Santa’s elves, but even if your workplace is not as happy as Santa’s workshop, failing to show respect is only going to make matters worse. In fact, if you really want to engender a happy workplace, get involved and help make this obligatory occasion more enjoyable for everyone. Elf suits come in all shapes and sizes….

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