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The annual office holiday party or Carnival lime
are more "office" than "party". Your career needs
you to act accordingly.
We ve all heard about the person who got so drunk
at the office party that they groped a co-worker, told
off the boss, and passed out under the buffet table.
Monday morning they couldn t remember what hap-
pened, but they still had to try to work with those
You may have seen it happen. You may even have
been the unfortunate who did it. Either way, you
probably know what happened to that person. They
were either fired outright or shut out until they
resigned. Very few companies tolerate that kind of
behaviour. Your attempt at being the "life of the
party" may cost you your job.
It may also cost you your life, or at least your free-
dom. If you drive drunk, you may kill yourself or
someone else. While some companies arrange for
taxis or hotel rooms for employees who over indulge,
the final responsibility ultimately rests with you.
Office party etiquette
Remember that the annual office holiday party is
still a business function. It is wrapped in a social
context, but it s still a business function. Many other
business events have a social context, such as taking
the client to lunch or attending the charity dinner
to receive the award for the company. Those who
observe your behaviour at the office holiday party
will remember it when they consider you for other
business social events. The good news is it works
I m not suggesting that your bosses are specifically
watching your every move at an event like this. Obvi-
ously they can t watch everyone all the time. Besides,
they are trying to enjoy the party and to use it for
their own purposes. However, rest assured your
behaviour will be observed by someone whose opinion
can impact your job.
Using it to your advantage
The good news is that you can just as easily use
the annual office holiday party to advance your career
as you can to cripple it. It is an opportunity for you
to demonstrate your ability to handle business sit-
uations of a social nature, something that is required
of senior executives. It is an opportunity for you to
meet the CEO and other senior executives of your
company that you might not have met before, or
have seldom had the opportunity to speak with.
Finally, it is an opportunity for you to let your cowork-
ers know how much you appreciate their support
and assistance during the year.
You don t have to spend all night at the
event, but you do have to attend. Plan to
arrive soon after the event is scheduled to
start. Everyone will still be fresh . They
won t have repeated the same greeting and
small talk several dozen or hundreds of
Find your host, the boss. Thank him or
her and take advantage of the opportunity
to chat, but don t monopolise your host.
Others will want to make their greetings
too. Don t try too hard to make a good
impression and end up making the wrong
Mingle. Introduce yourself to someone
you don t know. It may turn out to be some-
one who can help you on that next project.
Or just someone who turns out to be an
interesting person. Not the mingling type?
Then find someone who looks as miserable
as you feel and speak to them. You ll both
enjoy the evening more.
If you haven t eaten yet (came straight
from the office, did you?) go ahead and
sample a few items from the buffet. Be sure
to select things you can eat neatly, with one
hand, while standing up. Stay away from
salty or greasy foods that make you want
to drink more. Choose foods high in starch
and protein that will help slow the absorp-
tion of alcohol into your bloodstream.
Watch what you drink. Keep reminding
yourself that this is a business event first
and a party second. I drink Vodka Tonics,
but at the holiday party, I have them without
the vodka. No one knows but me. After all,
there s plenty of time to drink after the
party. I keep my glass in my left hand so
when I shake hands with someone, my hand
isn t wet or cold.
Take advantage of the party atmosphere.
Seek out the individuals who can influence
your career. Do your homework ahead of
time so you can speak with them about
their division s newest release, or their
favorite sports team, or the play you saw
last week. You can talk business, but don t
"talk shop". After an appropriate interval,
excuse yourself and move on.
When you have spoken to all or most of
the bosses, coworkers, and new people you
planned to, gracefully leave. As you leave,
thank your host for the enjoyable evening.
One last thing. If you made any verbal
commitments to any of the people at the
holiday party, make sure to follow up on
them. Try to write them down as soon as
you get home so you don t forget.
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