Beware the Close Talker: Office Party Behaviors Revealed

The office holiday party is officially back, declares Bloomberg Businessweek! But navigating them can be tricky business. Luckily, the folks at Businessweek—who also gave us an accurate depiction of colleagues and their lunchtime behaviors—compiled another handy infographic that details five common offenders at office parties.

So how do you deal with a close talker who gets “so close you can smell the canapes on her breath?” Tell her you’ve got an earache and ask her to step back a bit. Or how about that workaholic coworker who “corners you to discuss next years Q1 projections?” Request a group dance song like “YMCA” to get people dancing more and talking less.

Check out the full infographic here to prep yourself for your upcoming office gathering. Now, let’s party!

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