Be sure to delegate: It’s understandable that you always want your company to run smoothly and therefore you end up taking on the majority of the tasks yourself. However, this is not the answer, as you will end up becoming tired and frazzled, resulting in a lack of motivation which will affect your work. Delegating work to employees is the key to a healthy work-life balance.
Set achievable goals: It’s important that you set realistic goals for your company to be sure to bring success rather than distress. When setting aims in the New Year, it’s important that they are achievable, as thinking of far-fetched goals will lead to frustration and de-motivation, affecting your office in a negative way.
Bring in something new: Learning a new skill or hiring a new recruit could add a new dimension to your workplace. In particular, learning a new skill yourself will help you achieve a better work-life balance as well as increasing the opportunity of success.
Emphasise the importance of collaboration: Ensure that the use of the word ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’ in the New Year. Make 2018 all about creating a culture that is focused on teamwork and that each project is all about collaboration. Emphasise this to workers so they are aware that teamwork will be rewarded and you will be keeping an eye on everyone to ensure they are supporting each other.
Be compassionate to your workers: Showing compassion to your employees will increase their loyalty to your company. This will in turn increase their motivation and improve the company goals and values. When speaking to staff members, always ensure to be the kind of boss that you would want to have yourself.
Create a healthy workplace: When the Christmas period is over and you have employees returning to work, it is likely they will have set themselves resolutions of their own, the main one being ‘be healthy.’ Offering lunchtime exercise classes, yoga courses or gym memberships will create a mentally and physically fit office and this will result in loyal and motivated employees.
Increase the use of social media: Try and increase the use of social media within your company, whether it is posting on different online platforms or using the platforms to discover new recruits. Social recruiting is no longer just a trend; it is becoming more normal in the workplace. Making the most of online platforms will increase publicity as well as help you keep up with competitors, who I can guarantee are using it themselves.
Research people who have achieved your resolutions: Connecting with people who have already achieved your goal on platforms such as LinkedIn will help you when trying to attain it yourself. Researching different stories or people that are similar will bring a familiarity to your aims and the sense of realism will help you stick to your resolution. It will give you the positive attitude of ‘if they can do it, then I can as well.’
Make sure to have some ‘me-time’: Take the time to relax and refresh yourself, this is important for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. All work and no play will make your company suffer, so don’t feel bad about taking some time out. It’s vital, because if you think about it, if you don’t invest in yourself then who will?
You should look at maintaining a good work-life balance like maintaining a good relationship, something that you have to keep working on. However, if you apply these resolutions at the start of the new working year and continue them throughout, you will feel better while helping your company achieve the success it deserves.
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