Company celebrations: crossing points of the corporate culture
Auch heute noch sind Festlichkeiten im Unternehmen oft vom Management unbeachtete „Veranstaltungen“, die ohne weitere Notiznahme durch Vorgesetzte begangen werden.
In fact, these celebrations are cross-cultural crossroads where departments that otherwise rarely interact outside the normal course of the year meet.
Opportunities for the management
These are events that offer a great opportunity for sensitive management to have a style-defining effect on the entire corporate culture. It provides an important opportunity to demonstrate the competence of individual departments within the company.
Organizing a corporate event could make the performance of an entire department visible to the business - a particular example of internal customer focus.
12 tips for the company party
In order for the company party to be positive for all participants, there are a few points to consider. After all, you worked on your image for a whole year, but you do not want to destroy that one evening.
With these tips 12 you can see colleagues and bosses the day after with a clear conscience in the eye.
- Be punctual! This shows respect and appreciation towards the hosts.
- Cancellation, if there is no other way.
- Rethink gifts: If "Wichteln" is already on the program, then you could do that with books.
- Vouchers: Was schenken, wenn schon jeder alles hat? Gutscheine sind zwar unpersönlich, aber oft besser geeignet, wenn man die Wünsche der Mitarbeiter nicht genau kennt. Sense– und stilvoll sind Gutscheine für Lebensmittel oder für Berufskleidung und Business Outfit. Die Unternehmer machen den Mitarbeitern ein sinnvolles Geschenk und sie erhalten eine offizielle Rechnung über die Berufskleidung.
- Donate: Donations can be an alternative if well thought out. Customers can be informed about their own donation activity, but business partners to donate is a no-go.
- Dress code: Dress more elegant than usual. The tie is quite fitting - and if you're the only man with a tie, you can still take it off. Women abstain from daring or too fashionable outfits, after all, it is a corporate appearance and not a private party.
- Alcohol in moderation: You should know how much you can tolerate, because the next working day is sure to come. Avoid misogynist or inappropriate jokes. The company party is not the right place to get rid of pent up trouble of the year.
- Strategic Small Talk: Do not just talk to your favorite colleagues, but also seek out the conversation with other colleagues. Limit yourself to general topics, business, political, over-the-top, or gossip.
- You or you? Basically, the company party should not change the distance between colleagues or supervisors. If the boss still offers you the word, pay attention to the way he speaks to you the next day. If he reminds you again, you should react professionally and pass over to you. Listen attentively to the speeches of the superiors.
- Plan seating arrangement: Note table culture and table manners, because after all, you are on an official mission and represent the company.
- Food: At the buffet you do not load your plate full. You can go as often as you want to get a lookup, but keep the order. Use the napkin, but do not put it in the cutout.
- A good ending: Pleasant guests know when it's time to leave. Say goodbye and thank the hosts.
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