With a new year, comes new opportunities to create laundry lists of goals about improving yourself. From getting healthier to making more money, the possibilities are endless. But when it comes to the world of work, the goals you set yourself can positively impact you, and your work environment as well! Here are ten new year’s resolutions that you can make today to improve your workplace performance and become an indispensable member of your team. Keep reading to learn more!
1. GET BETTER AT SETTING GOALS
Want to be successful? Learn how to set clearly defined goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. In other words, SMART! This will give you the long-term vision and short-term motivation to keep you moving towards success. Your goal might be to boost productivity by 50% and complete assigned tasks in half the time. Or it might be to switch careers by the end of the year and become a thought-leader in your industry.
Whatever your goals, write them down as you’ll be more likely to achieve them.
2. MANAGE YOUR TIME MORE EFFECTIVELY
So, you know what your goals are? Check! And all your daily tasks and activities are directly related to achieving them? Check! Then all that’s left, is to organize your to-do list in priority of importance. This will help you eliminate potential distractions and time-wasting activities, so that you can focus on the tasks that will bring you closer to success.
3. WRITE BETTER EMAILS
One way to improve your performance at work is by writing clear, concise and actionable emails. Emails that get right to the point and make the next steps clear will not only establish your credibility but also show others that you respect their time.
4. REQUEST REGULAR FEEDBACK
Getting regular constructive feedback is important to the success of your career. It can help you get ahead, learn how to improve and avoid any surprises about your work performance. The trick is to set up an appropriate time and place with your manager, determine a specific agenda, and then document the feedback so you can begin putting it to work.
5. EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
Did you know that your network is your most important marketing tool? By gaining professional relationships inside and outside of your work environment, you can catapult your career in ways that you never imagined. Become a part of a larger network, meet new people, and open yourself up to new opportunities.
6. TOUGHEN YOUR SOFT SKILLS
You may have a reputation for being the best warehouse associate, mechanic or administrator in your field, but if your personal attributes leave little to be desired, getting ahead in the workplace will be extremely difficult. Soft skills such as being a good communicator and team player determine how well you work with others and stand out in the job market. Toughening up your soft skills will help you discover all the ways you can put your talent to use.
7. LEARN A NEW SKILL
Learn a new skill that’s related to your job or anything that can help you stay focused. On a physiological level it’s good for your brain, on a personal level it will provide you with a sense of accomplishment and on a professional level, it can rejuvenate your career.
8. DEVELOP CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS
Conflict is a normal part of everyone’s life, but if handled ineffectively, can quickly lead to the breakdown of relationships. The trick is to realize that in every conflict, there’s an opportunity to develop, when you keep your emotions in check, communicate clearly and tackle the conflict head-on.
9. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Are you a little too comfortable with the way things are? This could be a signal to push yourself and expand your horizons. An unchallenged life means no growth and no way of finding out what you’re made of.
10. ASK MORE QUESTIONS
Want to stay ahead of the curve? Ask more questions. The more you learn, the more inspired you’ll become and the more likely you’ll become accustomed to finding a better, more efficient way to tackle your tasks.
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