New Year’s Business ResolutionsJanuary 4, 2023 7:26 am
Every year, right around New Year’s, millions of Americans create resolutions for themselves to live a better life in the next year. In fact, 74% of Americans make resolutions aimed at making changes to their personal, business, and financial lives.
Business leaders and managers should also use the change in the calendar and the start of a new year to take stock of the past and plan for the future. Here are examples of a few business resolutions that your team may want to consider as we enter 2023.
Practice Self Analysis
As business leaders, it’s often easy to continue to do what has always been done at your workplace and take the path of least resistance. Unfortunately, businesses don’t grow or improve that way. Sometimes hard changes need to be made to improve and grow the business.
Every year make it a practice to set aside time to do some self-reflection or analysis of what has worked and what has not worked in the past year. Get input from all facets of your company to see what others see as roadblocks to improvement and what practices have been working and should remain a process.
Improve Your Online Presence
While it may seem easy to create social channels and make regular posts, are you really doing all you can to connect with your target audience? Are you sharing information that your readers would find valuable? Are you responding to criticisms and making changes that reflect your growth?
Go deeper with your website by adding videos, blogs, and areas where you can connect with your consumers and become more than just another business people patronize. Become a trusted resource.
Prioritize Work-Life Balance
We’ve discussed this concept before and many business leaders give lots of lip service to this, but very few actually allow the flexibility for their workforce to truly experience a positive work-life balance.
Consider trying something new this year where employees can use their time to take care of family members, attend doctors’ appointments, or volunteer in an area they are passionate about. Experiment with flex scheduling, hybrid work environments, or remote work for those with challenging home situations or commutes.
Give Back to the Community
For the past few years, businesses have been dealing with the consequences of the pandemic. Would consumers continue to use your services or products? How would the company suffer or employees deal with the changes?
After all of the worry and fear of the past few years, now is the time to give back to the community that held up many small businesses and helped them continue to be successful. Show your gratitude this year by giving back to the community. Sponsor a little league team, donate to a worthy cause or be visible during neighborhood events. The list is endless of ways your company can get involved and give back to your community.