2016 is coming to an end. This year has been so great that we don’t want it to end… But do you know what we love about endings? NEW BEGINNINGS! Yes, new beginnings, new opportunities, new goals, starting over with renovated motivation. As kids we have always loved preparing bucket lists and New Year resolutions without really knowing the importance of them. Whether we are able to accomplish them or not, having goals for the New Year has its own benefits and that is the main reason why we keep on talking about it at the end of every year.
Setting goals and creating lists of things you wish to accomplish during the New Year is similarly important for employees. The end of a year is the time you have to reassess your goals and purpose for living. It is the time to reevaluate where you stand in life and to reflect on your achievements and failures. Celebrate your successes while working hard to avoid failures.
With the intention of boosting your 2017 and helping you make the best out of your career life, we have compiled 10 realistic New Year’s resolutions.
Voice your opinions
Most employees in Cambodia are afraid of speaking out their opinions and ideas due the fear of being rejected. And, this is a huge mistake that we need to stay out of. If you are not satisfied with some of the company’s decisions or ideas for that matter, you need to voice your opinions and let them know what you think about it.
Break the rules
Doesn’t it sound rebellious? It does! By breaking the rules we are not talking about destroying company rules and regulations. It is about thinking out of the box! Getting rid of the usual judgment processes and seeing what’s beyond it. Most of us are lazy to walk an extra mile further in exploring what’s around us and making proper use of every resource given. So make it a year to be a proactive, creative as well original employee.
Learn, observe, understand and reign supreme
First things first, learning is not studying and obtaining a collection of certificates. Like we said above, learning goes beyond what you see in your day to day life and learning is not limited to a certain subject. Start reading, whether it’s about astronomy, politics, psychology or economics, having a wide knowledge about various subjects of life can help you appear as a great employee and a good leader with a vast knowledge.
If you are planning to grow further in your career in 2017, the best and the most exciting way to do so is to network continuously. Networking gives you recognition and enables you to meet the decision makers and opinion leaders in the industry.
Showcase your talents
The beginning of a new year is the best time to be motivated to perform your best and showcase your talents. Don’t be afraid to be part of the company’s activities, whether it’s business related or otherwise. Employers are extremely fond of active employees.
Maintain a better balance between work and family
Often, in the rat race for success, we tend to forget about our families, friends and our loved ones. So make it a chance to develop your relationship with your friends and family while focusing on your career. Maintaining a better balance between your work life and personal life is crucial in order to live a happy satisfied life.
Working from 9am to 6pm everyday can be extremely frustrating, especially with the load of work you need to complete by the end of the day. That drives most employees to complain even about the smallest matters in the office. If you are doing this as a way to release your stress, it’s important to know that complaining does not help at all. In fact, eventually, you will be labelled as a negative person.
Arrive early to the office
Let’s impress the bosses, shall we? Turning up early to the office has its own advantages. Here’s to name a few:
1. Skip the traffic
2. Catch the early calls and potential customers
3. The calm and quiet environment will boost your motivation in the morning
4. Employers love to see their employees turning up for work early
The lack of proper communication is named as the prime factor that leads to unnecessary internal conflicts. This damages the performance of each individual, especially if you are functioning as a team. When it comes to team building and maintaining proper colleague relationships, taking effective measures to avoid conflicts should be given the highest priority. And the one and only way to do so is by establishing effective communication systems within each other. If you are confused and feel misunderstood during work, make sure to walk up to them and talk about it.