I’m a big fan of the idea that office parties and other social events shouldn’t be mandatory — when an event is intended to be a morale-building treat, requiring attendance often rubs people the wrong way. However, that’s advice for employers. On the employee side of things, you’re still left with the question of whether you should attend office social events, even when you don’t feel like it.
And many people don’t feel like it. A recent survey by Glassdoor found that only 5 percent of employees named a holiday celebration as a perk they’re hoping for at work this year.
But I’m here to tell you that you should go anyway. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I explain why. You can read it here.