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November 28, 2023

Merry Productivity or Workplace Grinch? Holiday Work Behavior Do’s and Don’ts 

Maintaining the right behavior during holiday season at work is important for a positive work environment where you can build strong professional relationships. Follow these do’s and don’ts to make sure there will be a festive atmosphere at the office during holiday season. 


✅Spread Cheer: Embrace the holiday spirit by being friendly, approachable, and spreading positivity in the workplace.

✅Participate in Celebrations: Join in on office festivities, like gift exchanges and decorating, to build team spirit.

✅Express Gratitude: Take the time to show appreciation for your colleagues and superiors through thoughtful gestures or notes.

✅Dress Up: Feel free to wear festive clothing but make sure it’s appropriate for your workplace culture.

✅Stay Professional: Remember that work is still work; maintain your professionalism even during holiday celebrations.


❌Overindulge: Be mindful of alcohol consumption at office parties to avoid embarrassing situations. It’s always important to know your limits and especially at an office holiday party. 

❌Exclude Others: Ensure that no one feels left out; include colleagues of all backgrounds and beliefs in celebrations. But be respectful of their objections and wishes to not participate in the festivities. 

❌Gossip or Complain: Avoid negative discussions or gossip about coworkers, especially during holiday events. Others subjects that are best to avoid include religion, finances and politics. 

❌Overdo the Decorations: While decorating is fun, don’t go overboard; respect shared office spaces by making sure the decorations don’t distract or get in the way of your coworkers.

❌Forget Your Work Duties: Remember, work doesn’t stop during the holidays, so fulfill your responsibilities. 

5 Comments on this Article

  • Minu Nov 29TH, 2023

    Agree with maintaining a level of professionalism and etiquette because we spend 1/3 of our day at work and where we have the potential to make and break friendships.

  • Susan Nov 29TH, 2023

    Good points to remember. Since we spend so much time at work, these tips will help us make it more interesting and enjoyable. Plus, it gets us in the spirit of the holidays!

  • Jenna Nov 29TH, 2023

    This is so very true! Thank you for sharing!

  • Deanna | Life By Deanna Nov 29TH, 2023

    Always hard to keep getting work done during the holidays but definitely a good reminder haha

  • Jimmy Clare Nov 29TH, 2023

    great reminder

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