The holiday season is just around the corner. Many of us will soon receive an invite to our company's annual office holiday party. Some of us are eagerly awaiting the details -- we'll use the event as an opportunity boost our social capital or win our next promotion. Others of us are dreading the invite -- there's little worse than spending "free time" with colleagues. Nonetheless, at the end of the day, most of us participate in the annual affair, often coerced by the fear that our absence might jeopardize our career.

Follow the link below to see why you ought to think twice before hosting or attending your office holiday party this season...