Shari was featured yesterday on the 5:30 broadcast on WTAE news talking about holiday office party etiquette.
Here are five additional tips that didn’t end up making it on air:
1. Use this time to socialize and talk to co-workers you may not interact with on a daily basis. It is a good time to get to know someone new.
2. If you aren’t sure about the dress code, opt for being more conservative. Ladies, this is not the time to show too much skin.
3. Check whether you were invited with a spouse or guest in advance before arriving with one.
4. Make sure it is all inclusive and refer to it as a “Holiday Party” or a “Celebration of the Season” and not a “Christmas Party”.
5. Tips for the planner- Be certain to keep your guests in mind when selecting the venue, food and entertainment. Know that it is appropriate for those who will be attending and that they will feel comfortable and have a good time.
One extra piece of advice, if the month of December is just too busy for the company or everyone is already so busy with all of the other holiday parties they have to attend, it may be a better idea to postpone the celebration until January and make it a new year celebration.