Ah, the office Christmas party. As I write this, the excitement is slowly mounting in the OMJ office as the Christmas party beckons this evening! Another year, another part-A-y so they say. This will be my 3rd OMJ Christmas party, but this one will be like no other. Collaborating with our friends over at SOLA Group, this year's shindig is set to be the best one yet, but what happens when it all goes wrong?
Christmas party etiquette, I mean, it's a tough one and it certainly depends on your organisation and culture. The Christmas party can be a breeding ground for disasters and don't even try to deny it. Personally, I've consistently escaped disaster at OMJ, but for some it can be a total nightmare. Arrests. Affairs. Impromptu strip shows. Bodily functions, the list could spiral out of control but where would that get us?
I found this through a simple Google search - How To Behave At The Christmas Party. If you think you might let yourself down and if you don't want to wake up wondering which London Borough you've ended up in, unable to find out because your phone is teetering along the shores of the Thames and you don't dare wake up the beast you've found yourself next to, check yourself:
Making a fool of yourself at the office Christmas party is something to be avoided at all costs. After all, you'll be obliged to front up to those very same co-workers the following week and if they have a remarkably lowered opinion of you since the party, it'll feel more than awkward... While the Christmas party can create worries for both employer and employee, it is an event where you can still behave professionally and have fun, and provides a great opportunity to socialize with co-workers and bosses within your company whom you normally don't have a chance to mingle with. It all comes down to the simple mantra "behave right and you'll have a great night". And here are some straightforward suggestions to keep this part of your work's social event calendar all sorted.