Why You Should Attend the Business Celebrations This Holiday Season
With the holidays comes parties, especially those business and office adventures where Secret Santa reigns supreme. And, while those business parties might make you cringe and groan, you should consider attending for a number of beneficial reasons.
Business Parties are a Chance to Get to Know Your Coworkers
If business parties make your heart pound with dread, it might be because you don’t know anyone there. You could be working with the same people for years and never really know anyone. Holiday business parties are your chance to mingle, interact, and get to know your coworkers. You may find you have more in common than you originally believed.
Celebrations Increase Morale, Creativity, and Productivity
Holiday celebrations are all about having fun and relaxing with some punch, good food, and great company. For businesses, this kind of fun boosts morale, creativity, and productivity, giving employees and bosses a brighter outlook on their professions. Fun is a great healer, especially for a business.
You Never Know, It Could Be Loads of Fun
Not all holiday business parties are awkward and cringe-worthy. You could actually have a great time with loads of fun—if you try. Keep an open mind and don’t go into the party with any negative expectations. Grab a drink, mingle and conversate, and go with the flow of the party. If nothing else, it’s free food and drinks for a few hours. Plus, depending how adventurous your boss is, you could have the party somewhere unique and fun, like a yacht—provided it is well-equipped with the necessary safety precautions and essential boat equipment.
If Only to See Whose Your Secret Santa
Secret Santa is a classic office party game. You draw names in late November or early December, then buy something for the person on your slip of paper. You might know them. You might not. But they won’t know who has their name, and you won’t know who has yours until the party. So, if you have no other reason to go, at least plan a quick trip to see who your Secret Santa is. Curiosity is as good a reason as any to go to your holiday business party.
Business parties offer a chance for employees and bosses to unwind and get to know each other as more than coworkers or professional superiors. Plus, the party games are usually tons of fun—and sometimes mixed with a little booze for a bigger celebration boost. Why go to your holiday business party? Because you might actually have a little fun if you give it a go—enough said.