The Staff Party
It's that time of year again where some of us are either eager to party or mentally preparing ourselves for the inevitable: The Obligatory Holiday Staff Party. So how does one navigate through these treacherous waters? Here's our guide with tips and tricks on how to survive your holiday staff party!
Treat it like work
Come prepared with some openers
Keep the conversation professional
Bring a buddy
Put that phone away!
It goes without saying that our devices are irresistible distraction machines, able to shield us from the ever-present discomfort of basic human interaction. Show a little confidence in your own social skills and talk to the other people who are just as eager to escape into their email instead of meeting new people. Unless you have a small child at home, keep the phone away. If you do have young kids, tell the people you’re with and they won’t judge you for having your phone on the table. Otherwise they will — as they should.
Some other tips include having one hand free to shake with, avoid leaving too early, and to dress appropriately!
With that said, we wish you good luck party-goers!