Office New Year’s resolutions to keep
With this year coming to a close, now is the time people begin to think of the fresh start that a new year can bring. Now is a perfect time to consider your New Year’s resolutions, evaluating where you are and where you’d like to be 12 months from now.
Whilst many people focus on resolutions in their personal lives, there’s no reason you can’t use this time to give thought to improving your workplace and professional life too. Let’s take a look at some work-related resolutions which can help you on your way to a happier and more productive year.
Keep it clean
The fresh start for the new year deserves a fresh and clean office to go with it. Not only will a clean and tidy workplace create a more pleasant environment for all your employees, it can in fact boost morale, health, well-being and productivity levels too. With such far-reaching effects, it is important you maintain cleanliness levels in your office all year round, and that you set yourself up to do so from the start of the year.
The best way to ensure your workplace receives a thorough clean is to use professional cleaning equipment and products to truly rid it of all dust, dirt, grime and germs. For example, steam cleaning equipment will sanitise surfaces, floor scrubbers will eradicate tracked in dirt, and pressure washers can keep your business front looking attractive and presentable.
As well as cleaning up your physical work environment, you should try to clear and streamline your digital workspace too. Workers can spend huge amounts of wasted time every day sifting through old files, unorganised folders and crowded inboxes. So, to make your life easier and spend your time wiser, declutter your computer. Delete old emails, unsubscribe from mailers you don’t read, clear up your desktop, better organise folders and archive old files that you don’t use regularly.
Whilst this particular resolution is not usually work-related, incorporating healthy eating into your work life can be very beneficial. For example, a healthy lunch and snacks can help you stay energised and focused throughout the day, as well as saving you money from not popping to the nearest shop every day. See if there is scope to introduce healthy vending machines or free fruit for employees to help keep the whole office healthier and happier.
Having tangible goals to work towards can help keep you progressing professionally and prevent stagnation. A new year is a great time to update old targets and set yourself manageable and measurable new objectives. For larger long-term goals – for example, successfully training and managing a new employee, taking on a new project, or getting a promotion – make sure you break down your aim into smaller milestones to keep you motivated and on track.
Learn something new
The new year inspires thoughts of moving forward and improving, and what better way to do this than to learn a new skill? This is another resolution that most will think of in terms of leisure time, but you can easily find interesting new skills to learn which can also benefit you in work.
Think about challenging yourself with a new language, learning about new software, or coding. Not only can these be advantageous professionally, they can also be a fun and stimulating opportunity.
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