- Talk to your HR Department in advance. Set a strategy to address anyone who's party going gets out of hand.
- Set a "7th inning stretch". If alchohol will be available, consider closing the bar an hour before the festivities finish to allow people to clear their heads before driving.
- and finally...if you're having any doubts about taking your partygoing to the next level, ask yourself if you would do the same action at tomorrow's staff meeting. Chances are, you'll opt to save that fun for another time and thank yourself in the morning!
About the Author: Lisa F. Starrett has been a certified paralegal since 1993 and has more than 12 years of experience in human resources and recruiting. As a paralegal with the Law Offices of Carl H. Starrett II, she works in the areas of bankruptcy, business litigation, construction, corporate planning and debt collection.