During a fire evacuation, Michael tries to convey 10 rules of business to Ryan; and Jim promotes “psychologically revealing conversations.” Katy: Amy Adams. Ryan: B.J. Novak. Jim: John Krasinski. Dwight: Rainn Wilson.
Michael convenes with his employees for their performance reviews, but he's much more concerned about his own boss's review of him. Meanwhile, the gang plays along when Dwight thinks it's Friday instead of Thursday.
There aren't a lot of ha-ha-has with the ho-ho-hos at the office Christmas party after Michael suggests swapping secret Santa gifts. Michael then tries to lift spirits by introducing spirits---namely, vodka shots. Meanwhile, Jim gives Pam a sweet present.
Michael tries to motivate his office crew by taking them on a harbor cruise. But there isn't any love on this boat, as Michael makes waves and is ultimately thrown in the brig. Elsewhere, Jim's spirits sink when Pam finally sets her wedding date.
Michael questions the loyalty of his staffers when someone defiles his carpet, so he then tries to bond with them by relocating to Jim's desk in the main office area. This forces Jim to move next to the blabbering Kelly---and farther away from Pam.
Jan (Melora Hardin) assembles the female staffers and presents them with a “women in the workplace” seminar. Not to be outdone, Michael hustles the Dunder Mifflin boys to the warehouse for some male bonding.
Michael's highfalutin attempts to resolve conflicts in the office only serve to stir up petty differences and forgotten arguments among his employees, causing bedlam and tumult at Dunder Mifflin. Also, the workers get their ID photos taken; and (some) staffers receive Pam's save-the-date notices for her wedding.