Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Business Etiquette


by Roz Usheroff

The holiday season is upon us and office parties are afoot. Before you celebrate the festivities, there's an unwritten code of conduct that applies to this time of year. We are always on stage when we socialize. Your savvy in knowing how to put your best foot forward -- and not in your mouth -- will showcase the best of who you are. Here's how to get through it without making a faux pas in front of significant people in your life, and how it will set you apart from others.

The Pratfall

Do: Be careful of the year-end bravado that can lead to disaster. Senior management pays attention to how people handle themselves at corporate events. They might not know your name,but they will remember your face. On the surface, the office party seems to be a well-deserved opportunity to let your hair down with colleagues. However, you may pay dearly for this the morning after and not be able to repair a tarnished reputation if you misbehave.

Don't: Take this opportunity to complain about your work, your boss, or the advancement you think you are entitled to. Don't paint a target for someone to hang on your back.

Remember that first impressions count and linger... read the rest of this article here


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