We know that it’s been a rollercoaster of a year; rising fuel prices, inflation, and war in Europe. Now the time has come to bid farewell to 2022 and prepare for 2023. While setting New Year’s resolutions is admirable, we prefer to aim for success through in-depth preparation and by setting ourselves achievable workplace goals. Here are our top ways to prepare for the new year ahead.
1. Clean Up, Digitally
Organize your online workspace, and encourage your employees and colleagues to follow suit. If you want to return to the office feeling revitalized after the holidays, it is prudent to put time into decluttering now. Clear out your email inbox, ensure all tasks have been completed, and tidy up your calendar. Check your subscriptions; if they’re expiring, renew them to avoid a headache on your return next year.
2. Give Your Website a Check-Up
As the quarter closes, give your website a health check. Your website is your 24/7 shopfront, and you want to ensure that it performs at its peak. A thorough check-up includes testing page loading times and updating any old or outdated information (adding your holiday business hours, for example). Consider creating some new content for your website for the new year to keep things fresh.
3. Evaluate Your Goals
Evaluate your Q3 quarterly goals. Before starting a new quarter, review the previous quarter’s success points and challenges. Re-examine your performance goals, highlight successes, and bookmark areas that need improvement in the next quarter. Refer to your business plan to ensure you’re on track and set any new ambitions for the business. Go in-depth where you can, delving into why failures occurred, and be creative with ideas to avoid them in the future. Include your employees in goal-setting, so they have a transparently communicated vision to work towards and a guideline for their KPIs.
4. Re-Evaluate Your External Services
While completing your digital clean-up, you might come across paid subscriptions that are no longer relevant to your business. Now is a good time of year to audit your paid services and rate whether they’re still needed. Are they still providing value to the business? Or should you start looking at different platforms for the new year? It is hard to predict what the 2023 financial year will bring us, but prioritizing your business and using providers that help you is essential.
If you want help with growth strategies, general operations, and management, contact us at ABCO Group. We’re committed to helping our partner evolve and grow, no matter the climate.