How not to lose face in the New Year's party
• How not to lose face in the New Year's party
Year was not an easy one, and now after a couple of cocktails you want to blow the boss's job to smithereens? American Forbes reminds us that Christmas is not the place for corporate splash of emotions or a drunken brawl.
This year, US companies are paying more attention to ensure that employees do not lose at corporate face. According to the study HR-company BattaliaWinston, in 2013 more than a quarter of US firms (28%) satisfied with non-alcoholic party. Each year to the alcohol ban resorted more and more companies (BattaliaWinston doing research for 25 years). If in 2000 the alcohol is consumed in the corporate parties in 90% of cases, in 2012 - only 79%. This year, the figure fell by 7%.
Some companies have resorted to more creative measures. For example, in a New York PR-company BlissPR on the initiative of its founder John Bliss for more than 15 years on the eve of the corporate party in office ordered pizza: top management staff feeds, so they do not get drunk on an empty stomach. Therefore pizza is purchased in excess to each of the 30 workers went on a few pieces. Bliss had already departed from the management of the company, but his cause lives: to welcome and corporate clients who see the drunken excesses of contractors clearly not worth it. Besides the obvious "do not get drunk", the Forbes collected seven tips on how to behave at the New Year corporate parties, that it did not last for you.
1. Do not sit in the corner of
It is not necessary at the time of the corporate party to sit in the company of people with whom you have close contact every day. It should seize the opportunity and meet with colleagues from other departments. You never know who might be useful in the promotion of the career ladder.
2. Do not be late
In the beginning of the party, when the fun is not yet in full swing, you may have the opportunity to speak with someone from the top management in a relaxed atmosphere.
3. Do not drink excessively
If at corporate booze galore, not get carried away. Miss a pair of glasses, but no more. If you get drunk as a lord paid by alcohol, you are unlikely to get fired. But on your adventures will still be a long time colleagues laugh, and a negative image can hardly help you in the long-term career.
4. Do not criticize the chief of
If you are in some way understand better boss, the corporate is not the place to show it. Keep your conclusions yourself.
5. Avoid mocking jokes
It does not matter to what extent licentiousness reaches party: joke about ethnicity, religion and other sensitive topics still not worth it. The next day you have offended people will not forget your taunts.
6. Do not flirt
Corporate - exclusion zone for flirting. Even if you feel that you just relaxed chatting with a colleague, your behavior can be taken as harassment.
7. Do not argue about how you can manage the company
Are you sure that in place of the chief decided to have all the problems more successfully? It is not necessary to devote the rest to their Napoleonic plans.
8. Do not give vent to emotions
Do your colleagues also had a tough year, so everyone could come up with bitter tirade. No need to turn the party into a place for whining and complaints: save face.