As 2013 comes to an end, many of us are making our New Year's resolutions -- diet, exercise, read more, .... But how many businesses participate in this yearly ritual?
What about New Year's resolutions for your company? The end of the year is an excellent time to take a candid look at your business. What should you be doing next year to make your business stronger, leaner, more productive; to improve retention and/or make your business a great place to work?
What type of resolutions could I make for my business?
- Develop my employees -- more training, coaching, mentoring
- Fix that process or program that has been broken
- Be a better leader -- motivate my employees
- Communicate better across my organization
- Have a positive attitude and have fun at work
- Be more environmentally friendly
- Work smarter
- Have shorter or fewer meetings
- Start something new -- do something different -- a new marketing campaign, a new product, a new way reach your customer
There are surely many more. But as 2013 comes to end, it can be a great time to take the temperature of your business and make some resolutions for how your organization is going to be better in 2014!!! Happy New Year!!!
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Cheryl Smith oversees strategic marketing and research as well as IES's regional managers throughout North Carolina. She has a wide background in sales, marketing, strategic planning, public policy and executive leadership with companies such as GE, Wachovia, Armstrong World Industries and Hatteras Yachts. Cheryl has degrees from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. Connect with Cheryl using her LinkedIn account.