By now, everyone should have come back to work from their holidays, raring to go with a “New Year, New Me” attitude, but how can you implement this in your business? Well, it turns out there are countless ways in which you can make your business even more successful in the New Year. Improving morale and productivity whilst decreasing your carbon footprint are techniques that will make a massive improvement to your company. However, you do not have to empty your pockets in order to improve the way you, or anyone else, works.
After the hype of Christmas and entering into the New Year, some employees might be feeling sluggish or demotivated about the prospect of coming back to work. It’s important to remind them why they’re there. The workplace shouldn’t be the place you’re forced to be, but somewhere you want to be spending your time. Many people fight tooth and nail to tackle their way through interviews in order to get their job: remind them of that passion, of that drive to succeed. One great way to make sure that employees and co-workers know they’re appreciated is by creating an e-letter that is fun and accessible to everyone. It’s the ‘employee of the month’ of the 21st century. Give some employees a mention, and make sure to point out how they have helped the rest of the business through the work they’ve done.
Every business wants to be more productive. You want to find the best solution that isn’t a quick fix and one that makes you and your colleagues work to the best standard possible. One thing that can be ditched before the new year gets into full swing is the obsession with meetings. According to Atlassian, an average office worker can spend over 31 hours every month in unproductive meetings. Take some time to consider if these meetings can be integrated into emails, or take advantage of social media and business-related apps, which are specifically designed for group chatting between co-workers.
Reduce Carbon Footprint
Nothing does a better job of emphasising that your business is modern and honest than proving that you are an environmentally conscious go-getter! You don’t have to fork out millions to drastically change your environmental policy. Although it may seem like a scary concept for an employer, try to encourage staff to work from home, even if it’s just a few days each month. The amount of emissions saved from fewer cars on the roads is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
As long as your business environment is one of motivation and positivity, anyone who works for you should feel proud of their work. Remember that technology can be a brand’s best friend, you just need to let it do its thing. Use what you already have at your disposal to make your business the best it can be.