Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017 and byebye to 2016…
When we come to a New Year, we often want to make some resolutions to get our lives back on track after the Christmas break, and to focus our efforts. Why not see if you can make some office resolutions to get your business working the best it can?
- Do not be afraid to delegate! If you are the head of a department or team, it is often tempting to want to do everything yourself (as they say, if it’s worth doing it’s worth doing properly)! This can work for some people, however as you get busier, it can become harder to get all the tasks done on your own. If you have other people around, why not get them to help you out? Delegate the tasks to people who you know will have the skills, and they may well surprise you!
- Take it easy once in a while – no I’m not saying do no work, but why not take the opportunity to let your hair down say, once a month? Go out with your colleagues on a non work outing (maybe just casual drinks) and get to know the non work side of them. You’ll be amazed at the talents and interests your colleagues have which you have no idea about!
- Healthy lunch times – not every day if you don’t want to, but instead of bringing in cakes and biscuits for staff to enjoy on special days, try bringing in platters of fruit, nuts and smoothies – your team will be able to enjoy a sweet treat without the fuzzy head that a sugar filled cake table can bring.