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office party Etiquette

Yes, this is a work event, but the purpose is to connect socially and that is much harder to do if you spend the entire evening talking about key performance indicators and sales targets. It's completely appropriate to have a short dialogue about a common department or a project, but after that it's time to move on to getting to know each other better as people.
I'm all for flirting and having fun at a business event. But there is a difference between playful flirting that builds rapport and predatory flirting that crosses the line of professional conduct. Let's all have some fun while keeping in mind that our professional reputations are as fragile as those beautiful ornaments on the Christmas tree.
Well that time of year has rolled around again: office party time. I have been to many work parties in my day and have been witness to uncanny acts of drunkenness and debauchery. I have seen the office party make and break many careers. Here are my top five dos and don'ts for your holiday office party.
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Temperatures have plummeted. Clocks are set back. Any day now, your inbox will be inundated with an influx of holiday invitations. One invite will likely be tied to celebrating the season with your colleagues. Here are five sure-fire ways to flop at the office holiday party -- so, don't.
It's surprising, but true: People really do need reminders about how to behave appropriately when they mix business with