Answers to Your Office Party Etiquette FAQs


An office party can be a double-edged sword.

While these gatherings offer an opportunity for employees to get to know their co-workers and managers on a social level, the events also present a chance for workers to really hurt their reputations. Employees who don’t handle themselves appropriately could find their standing in the office dropping several notches.

The goals when attending an office party is to get to know co-workers socially, while also establishing relationships with those in the company who you hadn’t previously met, said Candace Murphy, IT manager for the Addison Group, a Chicago-based professional staffing and recruiting services firm.

“You want to be recognized as someone who everyone enjoyed speaking with at the…

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