Many people consider the New Year a fresh start and an opportunity to better themselves. Some people desire to become healthier, aiming to lose weight, clean up their diet or start an exercise regime. Others may wish to become better organized, learn a new language or begin volunteering.
But most people don’t take into consideration their work life or even their own business when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Below are a few resolutions you may want to consider to help better your business and make 2015 your best year yet.
- Throw out unnecessary paperwork and organize files. Throughout the year, paperwork and computer files tend to add up, creating a cluttered environment and workspace. The beginning of the year is a great time to sort through papers and determine what’s important and what can be tossed. Make sure to properly file paperwork that may need to be referenced again and consider utilizing a cloud-based storage service for old, yet important, computer files.
- Determine what work would be best to outsource. In order for a company to be successful, all employees need be utilized to their fullest. If an employee is doing busywork, it may be wise to outsource that work. For example, if you have employees making deliveries when it has nothing to do with their role, it may be smart to use a company like Dallas-based ZIP Delivery for your delivery needs.
- Establish how you can better your customer relationships. All companies have customers of some sort. Improving your company as a whole begins with the customers that keep you in business. Whether you want to communicate better with your clients or decide to have more face-to-face meetings with them, it’s smart to write down your goals for the year.
New Year’s resolutions can seem like something you only make for yourself, but taking the time to make resolutions for your company can be greatly beneficial. Once you’ve determined what your resolutions will be, set up a company-wide meeting to fill everyone in on the new goals for 2015. Following up on the year’s goals in December is a great idea in order to reevaluate and brainstorm goals for the year ahead.