Our annual office party is coming up, and I’m dreading it. I’m even thinking of skipping it this year, because I don’t see the point.
What do you think?
Pointless in Point Pleasant
Don’t skip the party.
Not only should you attend, but you should bring your smile and good cheer too. You should use this gathering as an opportunity NOT to discuss work, and connect personally with the people that work with you and for you.
I’m not asking you to fake a smile. I’m asking you to find happiness and pleasure in getting together with other people. Have a drink (not too many). Wish people an enjoyable holiday season. Inquire as to what their plans are for the holidays. Share your plans with them. If you’re not sure what to talk about when you’re not talking about work, ask questions. Listen. Be sincere.
This is a unique opportunity to build relationships with the people that work with you. Acting human at your company’s party can pay dividends throughout the year.
You’ll be glad you did.
Wishing you and yours the best of the holiday season.
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