New Year’s Resolutions Your Company
Should Make for 2018
Here’s a scenario you may be familiar with: you enjoy holiday feasts and spending time with family and friends, then realize the New Year is right around the corner. You start to feel a bit panicked as you begin thinking of the personal changes you would like to make in the coming year. But what about your business and professional life? We came up with a list of 2018 New Year’s resolutions for your company to make and tips to successfully achieve them.
Focus on Time Management
This one can be tough. Especially in a world where there are always various projects and demands that can change with the snap of a finger. How can you stay organized and avoid feeling overwhelmed? Consider having a set weekly meeting with your colleagues to hear what everyone is working on, deadlines that are approaching and how you can help one another. Check out a project management tool (we’re fans of ActiveCollab) that allows you to assign tasks and view other’s agenda.
Keep Your Company’s Social Platforms Up-To-Date
While there isn’t a set number of times you should be posting to your company’s social media accounts, make an effort to do so several times a week. The type of content you can share includes company blog posts, service offerings, news or videos related to your industry and company culture events. Ask questions, create polls and think of unique ways to engage with followers. One quick tip: use the scheduling tool in Facebook or a platform like Hootesuite so you can post ahead of time. Carve out 30 minutes at the start of the week and knock out social scheduling for the coming days. Seriously … it’s that easy!
Make Company Culture a Priority
This is a big one. Company culture should be the heartbeat of your organization. Do you have someone in charge of company outings, birthday recognitions and work anniversaries? If not, reach out to your colleagues and see if anyone would be interested in this role for the new year. Aim to have one event each month. Whether it be a happy hour, lunch outing, catered breakfast or concert, focus on things that allow you to interact with your coworkers on a personal level. A strong company culture means your employees will feel appreciated, which is critical in this day and age. After all, only 21 percent of employees feel they are valued at work.
We aren’t talking about showing up to work in your pajamas (that would be nice) or playing hooky (seriously – don’t do that.)
Is there something in your role you have always wanted to try? Is there a set way of doing things that could be revamped? Don’t be afraid to approach your boss and present new ideas. Just because something has always been done one way doesn’t mean there isn’t a better way to complete the task. Employers value people who think outside of the box and aren’t afraid to take risks. This shows confidence, creativity and one of our favorite things: passion.
So what are you waiting for? Get your thinking cap on and prepare to make 2018 the best year yet!