We recently just wrapped up our annual business meeting here at TimeForge. As part of that meeting, the team laid out its plans for the next year and how we’re going to make the magic happen. I won’t spill the beans just yet, but we’re pretty excited. I’m also happy to report that keeping customer satisfaction high continues to be a major priority for us. We’re honored to have served our customers in 2021, and we look forward to doing even more amazing things in the coming year. For today’s post, I asked the TimeForge team about their New Year’s resolutions and what else they hope to accomplish in 2022.
The TimeForge team’s New Year’s resolutions for 2022
We all have work-related goals – the areas we’d like to improve as part of our personal and professional growth. Here’s what the team had to share. Maybe it’ll even inspire some work-related resolutions of your own?
My New Year’s resolution for work this year is to focus on doing the things that only I can do. I have a tendency to be a “do-er” and just get things done quickly and efficiently. It’s not that I have a problem with delegating, I just don’t even think of it as an option half the time. I need to be better about communicating with the team so that everyone has the tools and information they need to pick up without me. I’ll be very intentional and disciplined in where my time goes in 2022, because it’s actually more efficient for the team to be able to tackle big challenges than for me to single-handedly solve them each time.
My New Year’s resolution for 2022 will be to read more books in Spanish. I’ve caught myself struggling a bit writing to Spanish speaking customers, so I’d like to have a little more ease in that field.
My goal is to be more consistent throughout the day. When the day gets really busy, it can be too easy to take the occasional shortcut. Shortcuts are great for saving time in the near term but can sometimes create headaches later in ways you didn’t anticipate. Once a good process is identified, it’s important to be consistent and stick with it. This will reduce the amount of work you have to do in the future.
My New Year’s resolution is to be more social on social media and to network more. For example, post on our company’s LinkedIn and actually use Facebook, which is what most of our Datedechoix.com customers use.
My New Year’s work resolution for 2022 is to make sure I disconnect for scheduled clarity breaks without feeling guilty. Many times, simple things like eating lunch at your desk or taking a quick after-hours call might seem relatively harmless, but we don’t think about the long-term bad habits being formed. Especially when working from home, it’s important for your mental health and workplace productivity to firmly set time aside time for breaks to prevent burnout.
My New Year’s Resolution is to become better with delegation. Often times I’ll take on too much on my plate, since most tasks “will only take an hour or two!” We’ve got a fantastic team of A-players who are willing to help, and I need to learn to let go of tasks that can often be accomplished faster by someone else.
My New Year’s resolution for 2022 is to get more comfortable hearing my own voice. I’m serious! I’m an introverted nerd and a bit shy when it comes to video walkthroughs and voice overs. I have no problem walking someone through a process in person or on a call, but when I know something’s going to be recorded and replayed, I just want it to be perfect. If I want to get more comfortable with recordings, I need practice. I also need to embrace the fact that they’re not always going to be absolutely perfect on the first try. But I figure the more I do it, the easier it’ll become.
What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2022?
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed this little post about the team’s goals. If you’re thinking about coming up with your own, you might enjoy: How to keep your business’ New Year’s resolutions. It’s packed with simple, practical advice for setting work goals and sticking to them.
Why set resolutions in the first place? It might seem cheesy to call them resolutions, but it’s never a bad time to set goals that will benefit your business. A resolution might be a good idea if you find yourself answering new hires’ “why” questions with, “we’ve just always done it this way.” Old habits die hard because learning new ones can be painful in the short term. For example, maybe you’re doing manual data entry for something that could be automated. The new year is as good a time as any to learn how to run that export/import. It may be rough in the short term, but you’ll save yourself a ton of time in the long term.
Curious about some of the amazing things we did in 2021? Check out our C&K Market customer story.