Office parties are a great way to unwind from work, improve team bonding and chemistry, network and boost employee morale. But often “Office Parties” turn out to be simply Office with the “Parties” word unceremoniously silent in execution. It shares immense similarities with (albeit used to downplay the effect of) how the phrase “Pay Slip” conveniently is silent on the “Pay” word in execution – you definitely get the “Slip” for sure, in more ways than one.
Here are 5 signs that your office parties are just office extra time and you should immediately arrange an intervention.
#1 INCESSANT OFFICE TALK
Let’s be frank, nobody wants to know – ‘how irritating your client is and the levels you have to stoop to make him understand’ or ‘Your entire sutta breaks and lunch time is for the same thing – right?
The correct response to office talk in a party…
#2 VIRTUAL TELEPORTATION INTO SMARTPHONES
People looking often on their smartphone is as vehement a sign as people keeping “I HATE THIS PARTY” boards in their hands. If you are reading this during an office party and you look up to realise that yes – everyone is lost in their phone’s virtual world. Do not blame them, after all you were reading this during the party.
#3 MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES DURING THE PARTY
People have a promiscuous talent of slipping out during a party and some with the rare talent of avoiding the party all together. As often is the case, you feel that the party lasted lesser time than your useless office meeting while it should have been the other way around.
#4 THE FORCED GROUP PHOTO WAS THE ONLY TIME YOU LOOKED LIKE A GROUP
As newton’s modified law goes, unless there is an external trigger office group degenerates into multiple subgroups due to inherent inertia. The last thing you want is for somebody to tell you – “Did not see you at the party last night”
#5 UNNVERVING SENSE OF PARTY DÉJÀ VU
People get fed up of their daily routine and parties are a way to unwind. However, office parties often fall in the trap of following the same Party Ritual – Few drinks, buffet and… crib about clients, work, boss ??? Then drive back home. If the answer to question “do you remember the last office party?” is “Yes. Wasn’t it exactly like this one”, then you are suffering from common syndrome of office converted into office extra time.
Any of us face such situations where the office party turns out to be just another office chore rather than a relaxing / unwinding event.
Never again !!!
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