How To Behave At The Office Christmas Party (HR Approved)
How To Behave At The Office Christmas Party

How To Behave At The Office Christmas Party (HR Approved)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with Christmas just around the corner and the office Christmas party on everyone’s minds! It’s a chance to let loose and have some festive fun after a long year of hard work.

But amidst all the merriment, it’s important to remember a few things to ensure a drama-free party that’s HR-approved. So, here are our jolly tips to keep you on the nice list:

Sip, don’t chug


Christmas may be the time for letting your hair down, but it doesn’t mean that you need to get so drunk that you can’t walk.

While it’s tempting to indulge in the holiday spirit, remember to drink responsibly. We’ve all seen embarrassing moments when someone goes overboard with the eggnog. So, pace yourself and avoid any regrettable antics.


Naughty or nice behaviour


Christmas may be a time for romance, but the office party is not the place for inappropriate advances or professing personal feelings. Keep it professional and respect your colleagues’ boundaries. Let’s keep the mistletoe at home!


Social media silence


While capturing the boss’s karaoke skills might seem hilarious, it’s best to avoid posting party shenanigans on social media. Remember, you’re representing your company even at a work night out. So, save those memories for yourself and your colleagues, not the entire online world.


Mix and mingle


Use this festive occasion to get to know your fellow employees better. Talk to everyone, especially those you don’t interact with regularly. Spread the holiday cheer and make sure no one feels left out.

No office drama


The Christmas party is not the time to air grievances or spread office gossip. Alcohol may loosen inhibitions, but it’s important to remember the consequences of your words and actions. Keep the party light-hearted and drama-free.


Dress to impress

Avoid any fashion faux pas by sticking to the dress code. Make sure everyone is aware of the expected attire beforehand. You don’t want to be the one showing up in jeans while the rest are dressed to the nines..

‘Tis the season to attend

Unless you’re genuinely unable to attend due to illness or other commitments, we encourage you to join the festivities. It’s a great chance to boost team spirit and strengthen relationships with your colleagues. Have a jolly good time!


Show up the next day

Remember, work still awaits the morning after the party. While some offices may offer late starts or days off, it’s important to show up if you’re required to. No ringing in sick with a fake reindeer flu!


So, embrace the holiday spirit, have a blast at the office Christmas party, and spread joy to your colleagues. Just keep these tips in mind, and you’ll have a holly, jolly time without any HR headaches. Merry Christmas and happy partying!

If you need any help with identifying inappropriate workplace behaviour or implementing HR procedures, contact Wurkplace today. Our experts are always on hand to take the risk out of your business.

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