Corporate events provide a great opportunity to strengthen ties between colleagues. They also help to loosen the perhaps too formal relations between the managerial staff and its subordinates. Such events are also invaluable support for new employees. Despite their advantages, events can be stressful, especially for people attending them for the first time. Fortunately, following a few simple rules, we can avoid mishaps at a corporate party.
MAKE SURE YOU DRESS APPROPRIATELY
It would seem that how we dress for the employee party does not really matter. However, this is a misconception . It cannot be concealed that what we see at first glance in a person is their external appearance. Therefore, we should come dressed appropriately to work and corporate events. But what does this mean in practice? First of all, we need to dress appropriately for the situation. If the party has a casual form and is organized outdoors, it will be a bad idea to come in an elegant suit or a stylish dress. We can boldly come to the company fire or barbecue in comfortable jeans or cargo pants.
However, avoid too short and tight shorts, even if it is summer and the temperature is favorable for a skimpy outfit. When it comes to the upper garment, a not very elegant shirt or T-shirt will be a good solution. On cooler days, a sweater or turtleneck will be perfect. However, we should avoid short tops revealing the belly and blouses with a too deep neckline. If the event takes the form of an elegant banquet, we cannot come dressed as at the fire in the forest. Gentlemen should take care of a stylish suit. In some cases, you can afford a version of sporty elegance. Ladies should choose a cocktail dress that will emphasize the strengths of their figure and cover up the flaws.
However, it should be borne in mind that the clothing should not be too short and provocative. which will emphasize the advantages of their figure and cover up their flaws. However, it should be borne in mind that the clothing should not be too short and provocative. which will emphasize the advantages of their figure and cover up their flaws. However, it should be borne in mind that the clothing should not be too short and provocative.
WHAT ABOUT ACCOMPANYING PERSONS?
Many people wonder if they can come to the employee event with their partner or partner. Unfortunately, it is impossible to give an unequivocal answer to this question. Much depends on the nature of the corporate event. Some events, especially those of an integration nature, apply only to employees. So coming to a closed party with an outsider would be a big tactic. Even if the person accompanying the employee was not asked to leave, he could expose himself and his partner to unpleasant comments from other party members. So before we take our other half to a corporate event, let’s make sure it is really desired.
Some corporate events allow the participation of people from outside the group of employees. These are most often events organized on the occasion of the carnival, St. Andrew’s Day or the company’s anniversary. If we have doubts about the nature of a given event, it is best to ask the person responsible for its organization. Usually, however, the organizers of corporate events make it clear whether employees are to come to the event themselves or if they can take someone with them.
WHAT BEHAVIORS TO AVOID?
Each corporate event has its own rules. Not all are organized in the same place and at the same time of the year. Usually, an employee has the opportunity to participate in several events of a different nature during the year. However, it is impossible not to notice that the right dress at a corporate event is not everything. First of all, you should take care of proper behavior. For new hires attending the event for the first time, it can be a bit of a stressful event. Therefore, it is worth considering what we are afraid of before meeting other employees. Take a relaxing bath, listen to music or go for a walk. Always arrive on time for corporate events.
Don’t forget to say hello to all employees. Let us not overlook any of our associates even if I don’t like any of them. Of course, if there are many employees, we may not be able to talk to all of them. If possible, let’s try to exchange at least a few words with most of them. At a corporate event, we usually have the opportunity to taste various dishes and drinks. However, remember to be moderate. Excessive gluttony can not only lead to indigestion, but also cause others to see us in a bad light. Let us also bear in mind the proper use of cutlery. If we have a problem with this, it is worth reading a bit about the correct use of cutlery before a company event. We should also avoid talking to the proverbial full face.
This behavior is considered highly uncultivated. Also, do not abuse alcohol, bearing in mind that that lavish corporate events can easily get out of control. It would also be good to avoid creating conflicts. At corporate events, it’s better not to talk too much about work and what makes it difficult for us.