December means lovely celebrations with your family — and also, sometimes, at work. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. What about a holiday card? Alison Green: So etiquette says no on the gift. The etiquette rule is supposed to be that, at work, gifts should flow downward, not upward, meaning that your manager can give a gift to you, but you should not give a gift upward. And the reason is the power dynamics in the relationship. That said, a lot of people do ignore this rule. But a card is great.
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