The office Christmas party is dominating elevator conversations everywhere. From the ‘what to wear’, to the general nods of appreciation on venue choice, there’s no doubt that co-workers far and wide are rejoicing in the fervour that surrounds the workplace event of the year. But let’s take note of the operative words here – ‘workplace’ and ‘event’.
Yes – while the formalities may drop a little, it’s a work function, in a work context. That doesn’t mean the end of fun as we know it. It means it’s a time to celebrate and unwind, because in an office context that’s a lot more rewarding than a staggering exit.
So, in the spirit of a happy marriage between the nouns ‘work’ and ‘celebration’ – here’s some advice.