Do you have a party coming up at your firm? If this is true, it is incumbent on you to be on your best behavior and mind your P’s and Q’s. By reading this article, you will learn rules for office party etiquette.
The first: You should not spike the drinks, or add something to them. This is wrong and potentially unsafe.
The second: If you want ice for your drinks, please be considerate. For example, you should not grab ice cubes out of a bowl with your hands. If there are tongs on hand, please use them.
The third: If you are putting food on a plate, you should be conscientious about how you do it, no matter what type of food it is. If no tongs are available to pick up a certain dish, it would be nice for you to use your fork.
The fourth: It would be decent of you to eat and handle food sanitarily. For example, you should fully wash your hands with water and soap before eating.
The fifth: It is suggested that you contribute to the operations. The first thing you can do is make a monetary donation as the party is being planned. The second is to bring your own food (enough for everyone). The third is to help set things up beforehand and clean up afterwards.
The sixth: It is nice to dress appropriately. Even if you might not need to wear a suit or dress, you must avoid wearing pajamas and raggeddy jeans and tee-shirts.
The seventh: It is also crucial to hold conversations appropriately. For example, you should not use profanity or adult language.
The eighth: You should come on time, no matter what. One reason for this is you might be needed to do something. Another is that you might miss out on winning a prize if you are late.
The ninth: It is important to think of others when you obtain your food and drinks. You must make an attempt to take your fair share. For example, you should not take more than two helpings of an item at once.
The tenth: You must avoid being disrespectful. For example, you should not hurl insults or make fun of the way someone dances.
You have learned rules to obey for office party etiquette. If you do everything right, you will help make the event go smoothly for everyone.