Five Tips for a Better Year in the Workplace

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Scott Brassart

OK, we’re all hoping 2021 will be better than 2020. And one of the arenas in which we’d like to see that happen is the workplace. The five tips listed below can help you with this — not just in 2021, but in any year.

  1. Set Goals. We’re not talking about New Year’s Resolutions here, we’re talking about concrete goals, with steps on how you plan to reach those goals.
  2. Identify and Develop Skills Needed to Reach Your Goals. As you set your goals and make your plan for reaching those goals, you may find that you need some new skills. If so, take steps to develop those skills.
  3. Keep an Eye on the Future. If 2020 taught us nothing else, we (hopefully) learned that the world changes on a regular basis. If we want to be successful, we need to anticipate changes so we can stay ahead of the curve.
  4. Create and Manage Your Reputation. Be a helpful, forward-thinking leader at all times. Understand that as our world and our workplaces become increasingly digital, this is necessary both in-person and online. For online starters, we suggest active participation in work-focused social media and digital networking.
  5. Stay Focused. With your workplace goals, you’ve identified your desired path for this year. Admittedly, you will need to be flexible because the world provides plenty of roadblocks (see: 2020), but keeping your goals in mind at all times will keep you on the road to success.