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'Tis the Season of the Holiday Work Party. Here are our Do's & Don'ts.


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The twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the joyous hum of holiday cheer can only mean one thing—the work holiday party is upon us, where colleagues gather to unwind, celebrate the achievements of the year gone by, and build camaraderie. Team OOO-Marketing has curated a few of our own do’s and don’ts, to help you navigate this gathering with grace and leave an indelible impression (of only the positive kind!):

The Do's:

RSVP Promptly:

  • Respond to the invitation in a timely manner to ensure organizers can plan accordingly, and guarantees you won't miss out on the festivities

Dress the Part:

  • Embrace the occasion with sartorial finesse. Choose a look that strikes a balance between festive flair and professionalism, ensuring you stand out for all the right reasons

Mingle and Mix:

  • As tempting as it is to spend time with your work besties, take this opportunity to connect with colleagues outside your usual circles to foster a sense of unity within the team

Enjoy in Moderation:

  • Enjoy the merriment without compromising your professionalism. Find the balance to demonstrate your off-hours personality while remaining a refined, enthusiastic presence

Express Gratitude:

Seek out the organizer of the party and take a brief moment to thank them in person. A simple acknowledgment goes a long way in recognizing the effort that goes into putting the event together


The Don'ts:

Don't Bring Uninvited Guests:

  • Avoid bringing uninvited friends or family members unless you were specifically given the go-ahead to do so 

Don’t Engage in Office Gossip:

  • Keep conversations positive and inclusive. Taking the high road is always best, especially at this type of occasion

Don’t Use Your Phone Too Much:

  • Whenever possible, putting your phone on silent and keeping usage to a minimum will allow you to be more present in the moment as you engage with your colleagues

Don't Overstay Your Welcome:

  • While enjoying the festivities is encouraged, be mindful of the time. Leaving at a reasonable hour shows respect for everyone's commitments and ensures you leave on a high note


Cheers to a season filled with joy and camaraderie!



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