Office parties are always fun, provided that either you or your colleagues don’t mess up the occasion with absurdity. It is the time of the year when everyone can unwind themselves and get high on party mode. At social gatherings you can be at your dapper best! It is a wonderful chance to meet and greet people whom you haven’t met in centuries. A fun and frolic time to take break from the work and socialise with your official buddies.
So here are some must follow rules that you shouldn’t ditch when you get a party invitation in office:
1. Accept the invitation gracefully
The first step is to respond to the RSVP of the invite being sent to you by the HR department. It is not just your prerogative but your duty to respond back whether you will be able to show up for the event or not. The organisers will make arrangements for the party accordingly. For say if the party is being organised on the weekend and you do not plan to attend because of some previous commitments outside work, then inform the organisers via mail or message, whatever way is mentioned on the invitation. Your timely response will help the organisation save the added cost.
2. Make sure you attend the party
Until and unless you are bound by any unavoidable commitment or emergency situation at personal front, do not miss out the chance to attend the office party. It is the lucrative chance to take time off from work and make the most of the present time. Do not avoid parties thinking they are a waste of time. Companies incur cost to make sure that employees get job satisfaction out of these events. This is an attempt to instil a feeling of ownership towards the workplace.
3. Dress you as per the decided theme
If the party is organised on the theme of Christmas, do no turn up in ethnic wear of yellow and blue color. When you dress up in sync with others, it creates an aura that oozes positive vibes. Don’t be the spoilt sport at the party. Be the life of party and let others cherish your presence.
The employee shown the cartoon above makes everyone wonders if he could be as productive at work as he is in the party. Show off your quirky skills and use this platform to entertain yourself and others.
4. Moderation is the key
The most important tip to attend office party is to stay in your senses. Don’t get carried away after a few drinks. Your lose talk can cost you job in the end.
Make sure that you behave decently at the ball. It is not a club where you can blabber endlessly and someone will drop you home.
5. Networking is fun, don’t miss it
True that! Office parties are the best platform to interact with your long lost colleagues. You have all the time to meet and greet people from all departments and share never-ending talks without having to keep track of time.
You are not loaded with work or being pushed to achieve deadlines every now and then. Take pride in the moment that you have a great workplace that lets you move out of your shell.
6. Don’t be into the phone all the time
Keep your phone at a good distance. Avoid peeking into it after every second, turn off the notifications. This will let you have a good time at the party. Have fun with your colleagues. Take part in the games and other fun activities. Schedule your appointments for a later time. Rejoice in the moment and stay away from phone calls.
7. Thanks the organisers before leaving
One of the most courteous ways to leave the party is only after you thank the organisers. They put tremendous efforts to organise the event. Appreciate their efforts so that you can expect another party soon. People get motivated when you appreciate or reward them for the good work. Don’t overlook their initiative that made you day at the workplace.
Got an invitation to attend the office party? Don’t miss out on these rules to enjoy the party to the fullest. Don’t be the party crasher or the spoil sport at the event! If you have some important tips to share, do mention them in the comments section below. To receive more updates on office life, stay tuned with us at https://www.jagranjosh.com/jobs