Friday, December 10, 2010

Surviving The Office Holiday Party

Company celebrations can be a great way to bond with co-workers -- or make a total fool of yourself after a few drinks. How to survive your next office holiday party.

Great article by Geoff Williams on AOL Small Business.

Oh, I was quoted:

Be inclusive.

The larger the company, the more cliques you probably have. "Networking with people inside or outside your company is important," says Thom Singer, a business development consultant in Austin, Texas, who has thrown more than a few office parties. "Shared experiences help build bonds."

But those bonds won't form if you have separate parties -- one for, say, the guys in the warehouse and one for the staff in the office. "At many law firms, it's 'lawyers' at one party, and 'staff' at another," Singer notes. "Can you guess which has the better location and food? And can you guess how that makes the staff feel?"

Check it out the whole article at

Have A Great Day

thom singer

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