Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 2019

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1 2 2. celebrate and educate Don't forget to include major international holidays such as Yom Kippur, Diwali, and Eid al-Adha. Even if no one in your office observes these holy days, rec- ognizing and learning about them can be interesting and fun. Celebrate by providing traditional foods, such as Jewish kreplach. 1. go local Support small busi- nesses and avoid cookie- cutter office parties at the same time by con- sidering the homegrown talent or homemade supplies in your area. For example, invite a local artist to lead a painting workshop, or bring autumn indoors with warm doughnuts from the bakery down the street and spiced cider from a nearby mill. Deck the Hallways In the next few months, workplaces across the country will celebrate some of the best-known holidays in North America, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. But many employ- ees will observe lesser-known days—or no holidays at all. Throwing successful in-office festivities that include everyone without making anyone feel compelled to join in can be a challenge. Here are a few things to consider when planning an in-office party. around the COOLER BY ClArISSA MCInTIrE 3 10 MARRIOTT

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