Okay, so lots of people hate the idea of setting New Year’s resolutions, but when it comes to creating a more inspiring workplace culture, why not use the changing of the calendar to hit the reset button and make some serious commitments to improving your workplace? Here are a few suggestions for workplace resolutions that will truly make a difference:
2. Look what you’re investing in your leadership training and development and then triple the investment (unless, of course, your investment is zero, in which case you should probably just put up the “For Sale” sign right now). The investment will more than pay for itself for years to come.
3. Forget about writing another vision statement and instead focus on nurturing visionaries in your workplace.
4. Have less meetings and more conversations.
5. Dive deeper for great ideas. Don’t just listen to the highest-paid, loudest or more eloquent voices; actively seek out the introverts, the cranks, the disenfranchised and the oddballs. It wouldn’t hurt to throw your customers into that mix as well. Not to mention a few five-year-olds.
6. Have more fun. Even if having more fun doesn’t help you achieve your goals (it likely will, by the way) what would you rather have come the end of 2014 – the same level of success and less fun, or the same level of success and more fun? Seems like an easy choice to me.
Michael Kerr, 2014. Michael Kerr is a very funny business speaker who travels the world researching, writing and speaking about great workplace cultures. For awesome ideas and great inspiration, be sure to sign up for his weekly e-zine, Humor at Work.
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