Setting a New Year’s resolution is a common practice around the world. Millions of people set goals for themselves for the year, usually set around health, finances, or their career. If your resolution falls within the career category, but you’re not exactly sure what to focus on, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve put together a flexible list that highlights several different areas where you can challenge yourself professionally! Let 2023 be your year of healthy and efficient corporate practices.
Strengthen your communication skills
In the majority of industries, strong communication skills are crucial. If this is something you know you need to work on, consider how you talk to your colleagues and staff. Clarity is key, as are reminders and check-ins.
Adapt a healthy work-life balance
Whether you work in-office or remotely, having a healthy work-life balance is crucial. Many professionals find this balance difficult to achieve, due to deadlines and high demands. Burn out can happen fast, especially around quarter ends and holiday seasons. If this balance is something you’d like to improve, remind yourself that setting aside personal time is important for your mental health and productivity. Our article How to Beat Work from Home Fatigue has some awesome tips on how to create those boundaries.
If you’re a manager or owner, don’t forget that your employees have personal lives outside of work. Check out our article Employee Benefits for a Supportive Workplace for some ideas on how to support your staff and their work-life balance.
In addition to providing a healthy work-life balance, managers should also consider how much they micromanage. Excessive practice of this can lead to lack of trust and decreased productivity in your employees. Simply Noted mentions, “Not only is micromanaging stressful for you, but it also stifles your employees and prevents them from making the impact they could. Give people the latitude to shine and more often than not, they’ll surprise you.”
Develop a mentorship relationship
Whether you’re in a entry-level or senior-level position, a mentorship opportunity is a great goal to set in 2023. At Green Key Resources, several of our recruiters have developed a mentorship relationship with more seasoned recruiters, which ultimately leads to strong collaboration, consistent success, and open communication.
For learn more about mentorship at Green Key, head to our article Green Key Unlocked: Mentorship in Agency Recruiting.
Delegate work when necessary
It’s not uncommon to forget that we have a whole team behind us. If you’re finding yourself flustered, don’t be afraid to ask your co-workers for help. You can’t do everything yourself, so setting a goal to delegate responsibilities once in a while can help relieve stress in the workplace.
In the same vein, remember that collaboration is key for a successful team. Managers can always set aside time for the team to get together and brainstorm ideas and concepts. No matter your position, setting a resolution to work together more, even across departments, can lead to new directions and fresh projects.