Three Red Flags for Holiday Parties at Work

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Employee motivation frequently falls to event marketing as a responsibility. While it can be a whole lot of work it can also be a lot of fun. Events during the Holiday Season are an easy way to create team-building at work while avoiding too much scrutiny over results. In short, they can be an easy win, provide you avoid these pitfalls.


  1. “Culturally Appropriated” costumes. This first one is a no-brainer. While we’re quite certain that no one in your company has the temerity or bad taste to come dressed as any number of stereotypes, you might want to send out an email prior to Hoidays.

  2. Spiking the Drinks. This next one can be tough. The real issue is how to handle someone who has a little too much to drink at a Holiday party. Just keep your eye out for problem drinkers and realize that if you take the responsbility for the event, you’ll also need a back up plan.

  3. Bad Food. Once again, people in the company likely see you as the guru of events (as you are). Therefore if you have your name on the Holiday parties (so to speak) realize that they will likely become food critics over the buffet. This does not mean you have to go overboard, but you should probably avoid cakes and cookies from the gas station.

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This list could be longer, but we're not trying to ruin the holiday season! Let us know what you think about the Holidays and what it takes to run truly motivating get-together.

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