Every now and again we have debates in the office over difficult situations helping us to thrash out solutions and potential opportunities. You know the thing – PR challenges, crisis management but this morning it all got very serious… etiquette of office Christmas Jumper wearing!
The KAT team have compile a list to navigate the tricky subject of office festive knit wear:
• Check the level of man-made fibres nobody likes an office sweat on!
• Bells are best avoided as they can drive your office colleagues to distraction although they have their uses… slimy Clive can no longer sneak up on you when adorned in his festive Jingle Bell tank top!
• Jumpers fall into a number of categories:
There are tasteful prints
There are comedy motifs
There are the bright and gaudy
All acceptable but then there is the naughty knit and this is one for the bedroom when your beloved is insisting on sleeping with the window ajar; and not for the office where your colleagues will tell you how funny your sleazy top is while secretly chuckling, whilst making coffee, about how your choice says something about your prowess!
• Think about the practicality, although we cheer at jumpers with adornment, you do need to be able to work (or at least put up a good show of working) and not find yourself chair-bound by the weight of baubles, Rudolf’s noses and the like.
• It is best to avoid too many flashing lights on a Christmas jumper as giving warnings about strobe lighting and the possibility of your apparel bringing on fits in your colleagues is frankly tedious.
• Everybody likes the Christmas spirit but it is important to remember to not give into your festive fluff’s character. Simply put – your Christmas Tree fairy jumper does not transform you into Tinkerbell and throwing yourself of the office desk is unwise and probably painful as you are not able to fly. Although we will, of course, sympathise over the lack belief in the office effecting your virgin flight and suggest fairy dust and some “I believe in fairy” chanting while we watch from a safe distance.
Next year the team at KAT are thinking bigger and better… Christmas outfits, watch this space!