4 ways to prepare for your next office Christmas party
Hardly any other company event gives rise to more myths than the annual office Christmas party. With the following 4 tips, you will be perfectly prepared for your next office Christmas party!
20 December 2017
Hardly any other company event gives rise to more myths than the annual office Christmas party. New colleagues, who will attend a company event for the first time, often wonder what to expect at such a celebration. With the following 4 tips, you will be perfectly prepared for your next office Christmas party!
Get informed by your colleagues in advance
If you are attending a social event at work for the first time, find out what the last Christmas party was like. What were the highlights and what was a no-go? Conversations with colleagues can give you good insights as to what was not appreciated, or what provoked discussion.
Don´t be a fool; know the company culture.
At Tractive we also love to talk and laugh about stories from our previous company celebrations. However, in accordance with our core value “Be honest and transparent”, it is important to us to say nothing about a colleague that would not be said personally to that person. Talking bad behind someone´s back is definitely taboo.
Paint your own picture
If the office Christmas party is your first big company event, take your time to check out the situation. Events like this are a great chance to get to know colleagues beyond the professional level. Work topics can be helpful to start a conversation, but should not fill the entire evening.
Get to know your colleagues better.
Spending time with colleagues with whom one does not work together on an everyday basis is something we also enjoy at Tractive. In a growing company like ours, it is possible to meet new and interesting people at every company event.
You do not have to prove anything
The office Christmas party is not the place to show who’s the biggest party animal. Do what you enjoy, but think one step ahead and imagine how your behaviour affects the next meeting in the office. With that in mind, you’re sure to make the right decision when it comes to ordering the next cocktail.
Think about the day after.
However, if you failed with your intent to maintain your best behaviour, it’s important be able to laugh at yourself.
After the celebration is before the celebration
Even after the Christmas party, your colleagues appreciate your good behaviour. Jokes about drunken colleagues are not always appropriate. It is also important that you treat your colleagues or supervisors at work as professionally as you did before.
Stay professional after the office Christmas party.
At Tractive, we love to celebrate success together and know that the party will be even better if we have worked hard to reach our goals. This is the reason why it is important for us to start the next working day again professionally and efficiently after an extensive celebration.
Do you feel ready for your next (Tractive) office Christmas party? Then apply now and become a part of our great team!
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