With 2020 right around the corner, it’s time to start making New Year’s resolutions. Implementing a few small changes can help to accomplish your personal goals both in and out of the workplace. While thinking about what you want to achieve in the upcoming year, consider adding the five work goals below to your list.
The start of the year is an ideal time to tidy up your workspace and implement new systems. Clean out your desk drawers, file your digital documents and try out a new task software to keep on top of assignments. Getting organized will help relieve stress and make you a more efficient worker in the upcoming months.
Learn a New Skill
Regardless of your field, there are always new things you can learn to benefit your career. Taking a continuing education class at a local college or an online webinar will help to increase your skill base and advance your career. If it can enhance your work at your current job, your company might even be willing to pay for it!
Increase your Network
Networking is a great way to meet other professionals in your industry and stay on top of what’s happening in your field. Whether you join a professional organization, attend a conference or become more active on LinkedIn, creating professional connections will help to grow your industry knowledge and resources.
Update your Resume
Even if you have no plan to switch jobs this year, review your resume to see if everything is accurate and up-to-date. This is helpful to have ready for client proposals, when applying for a board or committee position, or if a business opportunity presents itself. Make sure your headshot is also current and uploaded to your online profiles.
Be Healthier at Work
Many New Year’s resolutions are health based and since you spend a lot of your day at work, implementing changes at the office will help you to achieve your goals. Simple things like packing a nutritious lunch, taking a lunchtime walk or testing out a standing desk are easy changes to create a healthier workday.
Implementing these small changes can help you to achieve your professional goals, arm yourself with resources and become a more valuable employee. We wish you a healthy and happy New Year!