Most businesses have occasion to hold ‘office’ parties from time to time, particularly around the festive season. The objective of office parties is to create camaraderie in the workplace whereby co-workers can meet on an informal basis and ‘let their hair’ down.

The format of office parties can range from an after work ‘get together’ to formal dinners. On all such occasions employees should be expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner, whilst having fun at the same time.

Here are some pointers by Cofesa (one of the largest and most successful Confederations of Employers in South Africa) that may assist you in managing such occasions.