Oh, do please behave!
No matter how much you like your co-workers, office functions are not quite the same as a normal social gathering with good friends.
You have to behave. After all, you’ll have to face everyone again the following day!
Here are the golden rules of an office party:
• Show up. Even if you despise Christmas parties, not attending them creates a really bad impression among your colleagues and bosses. You don’t have to stay for the whole event, but at least show some interest.
• Dress appropriately. Don’t wear your shortest cocktail dress or beach slops. It is still a business function, so normal office attire is your safest bet.
• Don’t blow off too much steam. Office parties are meant to be a time of relaxation and celebration - nobody wants to hear how much you
hate your job. Avoid saying things you wouldn’t say on a normal office day. • Don’t get too drunk. It’s okay to let your hair down, but remember that you are being watched by your superiors, and your actions are still accountable.
Mingle. Use the opportunity to talk to people from all departments. Network and bond with your colleagues. Behave! Keep your hands to yourself and don’t try to hook up with your office crush. Sexual harassment is a serious and embarrassing offence which could even get you fired. Get home safely. Drinking and driving is very irresponsible. It is illegal and one of the major causes of road deaths in South Africa. Make sure there is a sober driver to get you and your colleagues home safely.