The primary barrier to a holiday office party is:
- dietary restrictions
- White Elephant gift exchange
- deciding who to invite: vendors/significant others/kids/pets/foreign exchange students/HR (which is why we usually plan the party)
- the boss insists on showing up
- too busy
For tools, tips, techniques, a quiz and some TV to help you ease your mind (or perhaps measure yourself against the experts), see below from our authors.
Holiday Survival Quiz – Schwabe
3 Lessons On Holiday Parties From ‘The Office’ –Troutman Sanders
Regret-Free Office Holiday Parties – Fisher Phillips
And more at last year's Office Holiday Party blog post: Holiday parties - acknowledge, avoid, assume (nothing).