How to properly celebrate a birthday at work: 8 common mistakes
8 celebration mistakes
1) Confidence that everyone remembers your holiday.
Probably everyone knows that you have a birthday and you need to give a gift. But no one knows whether there will be a celebration today (say, in the middle of the week), or on Friday (which is very convenient, but again, not to everyone). Therefore, a big mistake is an exceptional confidence that your colleagues have no other plans for this evening. Warn for 3-4 days.
2) A lot of alcohol.
Everyone understands that you want to please your colleagues on your birthday. But consider the fact that you celebrate at work, and in case you do not occupy the main position, save more alcohol for the celebration at home. It is necessary to comply with business etiquette, even in this regard.
3) Too long feast.
2-2.5 hours is enough for a birthday party at work. Since the working day is over, and many more for a long time to get to the house, make sure that it does not last long.If someone wants to walk longer, you can stay with them.
4) Too energetic atmosphere.
It is not strange, but still a calm atmosphere is best suited to the celebration after the working day. Since everyone wants to relax, you should not arrange a very noisy event that requires you to spend too much energy.
5) To be continued.
Very often, many parties end in clubs or other places. Regarding birthday at work, this is not a good idea for many reasons. One of them - your colleagues should not know how you like to relax in such places.
6) Monotony in food.
It is necessary to take into account the needs of the majority, but do not forget about others. Try to determine what your colleagues will eat and agree in advance on the list of dishes that will be presented on the table.
7) Bad relationship or dislike of celebration.
In case you don’t have the best relationship at work, or you don’t like such events, you may want to refuse such a feast and offer everyone a birthday cake during the lunch break. This will be the best way out of this situation, and you save the respect of colleagues.
8) Stylized parties.
Absolutely suitable for celebrations with family and friends, but not at work. This may require more time for the organization or a certain dress code, which is not desirable for a party at work. But it all depends on the team, if the situation and relationships allow - why not ?!