Our Top 5 Tips:
The annual opportunity to really get to know your colleagues- especially the quiet ones. Ah yes, it’s the Office Christmas Party!
1. Dress to impress, not to shock.
Ladies, this means no neon orange, no extra short shorts, and certainly, no slips. You want to increase class and sophistication, not blood pressure.
Gentlemen, this also means making an effort – as tedious as this may be for some!
2. Leave work at work!
Unless you work for a small company, it’s probably not often you get the opportunity to talk to the big boss. Take your window – go over for a chat. Certainly, many will avoid speaking to the boss. This way you’ll look friendly and mature.
Congratulate them on a great party and steer clear of work topics (this is not the time to ask for a pay rise), just keep it short and sweet!
3. Don’t be ‘that’ guy
It might be your first Christmas party or your 25th. As great as the party may be, don’t be that person who needs to put everything on social media. We mean this kindly – no one cares. Make sure you’re present and in the moment. You won’t look back and think, remember that boomerang I captured? But you will look back and remember the dad dancing and friendships made.
4. Know your limits
We say it every year. But there’s always one.
If you’ve never tried tequila before, this is not your time to experiment. Trust me when we say this, no one likes a loud drunk. A handy tip we’ve found is to always stay a few drinks behind the boss – this way you’re on a similar level and well within your limit.
We hate to ruin the party, but not knowing your limits can be really dangerous. Especially in cities such as Manchester, where many students have got into difficulty with water, cold and even the law. Be careful.
5. Don’t pull a sicky
Put on a brave face. However bad you feel the next morning, drag yourself out of bed and into the office on time. It’s important to show a cheery face, especially when you’re not alone in feeling a little sensitive.
Early start, loud noises and frosty weather- it’s all part of the hangover fun. Showing your pale face the next morning is the cherry-on-top for the correct Christmas Party etiquette!
With these Christmas Party etiquette tips in mind, we hope you have a brilliant office party! From everyone at Adria, Merry Christmas!