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Celebrating holidays at work can and should be a fun experience for all. Giving or receiving an inappropriate gift, however, is not unheard of.
Useful Tips for Giving Gifts to Coworkers BooJee Beads Celebrating holidays at work can and should be a fun experience for all. Useful Tips for Giving Gifts to Coworkers Celebrating holidays at work can and should be a fun experience for all. Planning and taking part in an office party that includes gift exchange can boost morale, improve relationships between colleagues and generally leave everyone delighting in the excitement of the holiday season. Giving or receiving an inappropriate gift, however, is not unheard of. Sadly, there are many stories of people receiving gifts from co- workers that left them speechless, and not in a good way. Follow some simple tips and you’ l l always do well at gift-giving time. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Keep it Simple Giving gifts is easy when you know someone very well. This is not always the case with co-workers so the general rule of thumb is to keep gifts as simple as possible. ID lanyards are some of the most neutral gifts one could give to a colleague or supervisor. Because ID lanyards are widely used in the workplace to begin with, they are useful and necessary. However, most of the time, the ID lanyards that people wear tend to be drab and not very stylish. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS The ideal gift for co-workers then is that of jewelry lanyards. Stylish and smart, jewelry lanyards enhance appearance even if one wears a uniform to work. Because there are so many design options available, there are jewelry lanyards to suit every personality and style. Even if you are buying a gift for a white elephant exchange, a decorative lan- yard is ideal simply because of the fact that it brings style to a tool used every day. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Make Sure Everyone is on the Same Page When it comes to the white elephant gift exchange, it is important that everyone involved understands how the game works. In a white elephant gift exchange, each participant purchases a gift amounting to the same cost. This way no one gift over- shadows all the rest. Numbers are written on pieces of paper and each person draws a number from a bowl. The first person to go chooses a gift to unwrap. The next person to go can choose to “ steal ” gift number BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS can choose an unwrapped gift for them- selves. It is likely that everyone in the office under- stands the elephant game. However, no as- sumptions should be made and the game should be explained clearly before it is agreed upon that it is a part of the holiday celebration. There have been stories of co- workers being offended that the gift they loved was stolen from them; or offended that their gift wasn ’ t stolen at all! The point of a holiday celebration is to bring co-workers closer together, not send them off in oppo- site directions. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Be Sensitive to Individuality It is easy to forget that not everyone celebrates the same holidays. When planning holiday celebrations at the office, it is important to ensure that sensitivity is shown to the diverse beliefs of those in the office. Be sure to include everyone in a celebration that remembers holidays are personal to each individual. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Odds and Ends Gifts for the boss should be discussed with all the employees. An agreement should be reached as to whether the gift comes from the group, or each person. There isn ’ t a hard fast rule on this; it’ s up to the group. Special gifts for a co-worker or co-workers who are also personal friends should be given in private. Joke gifts often end up of- fending or upsetting and should therefore not be a part of holiday gift giving at work. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Celebrating the Holidays at Work We spend a lot of time where we work, and that can make the holidays a tricky time of year. Many people have different ways of celebrating holidays; and different holidays that they celebrate. There is no reason why you shouldn ’ t want to or be able to show your holiday spirit at work. The best rule of thumb is to simply keep things simple. By doing this, you can make sure no one is offended at your celebratory mood. Here are some tips for celebrating holidays at work. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Keep Feasting to a Minimum It is a well known fact that the holidays are all about food, especially unhealthy baked treats that bring pounds with them. Rethink what you bring to work and how often you and your coworkers will indulge with food items. When you work with patients, there is a high likelihood that they will bring in treats for office staff, which eliminates the need for you and your co- workers to also bring in snacks. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Keep Socializing to a Minimum It is important that the workplace remain professional at all times. Even if everyone is excited about the impending holiday office party or is simply in a great festive mood, patient care and work responsibili- ties should always be priority number one. There isn ’ t much to celebrate if you get behind in your work. If the work day is very busy, perhaps the best idea is to plan a time when the office staff can hold a holiday celebration when there is time to BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS relax and really get into the holiday spirit. Giving gifts to coworkers can be a fun way to show how much you appreciate them. Since ID lanyards are items widely worn in medical settings, these make the ideal gift for all of your coworkers. The thing about ID lanyards is that they are useful tools; and are used by the majority of medical professionals. Many ID lanyards today feature retractable reels that allow cards to be swiped to gain access to secure areas. Not only are these items very handy tools, they can also provide a way to dress up scrubs. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Everyone knows scrubs are worn for comfort, not fashion. Even though scrubs come in a wide variety of styles, patterns and colors today, finding alternative ways to show personal style is always welcome. The lanyard, when decorative and stylish, gives medical professionals a way to look and feel great at work. Ideal gifts, indeed. Check with office or department policy to make sure you plan decorations, dress and events in a way that stays in line with that policy. The holidays are a time to celebrate, not a time to offend. Through adequate communication, employees can BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS easily come up with a way to celebrate holidays together, without leaving any particular cultural aspects out. Through inclusive celebrations, it is possible to create a more cohesive team. BOOJEE BEADS LANYARDS Need a last minute gift? Give them a beaded lanyard or a holiday lanyard. And don’t forget to enjoy the party!
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