Happy New Year! Here at Targetspace we’re always looking for ways we can better ourselves at work and we know our clients do the same. With January being all about making fresh starts and setting new goals, we thought we’d share the 2019 resolutions we’ll be trying to stick to this year:
1. Make time for reading
With the overreliance on smartphones and the wealth of transformative books available to progress our knowledge and mindset, we’re making a big effort to step back from social media and get stuck into more books. Fiction books are a good way to escape from the everyday stresses of work, and a proven way to switch-off but there are many insightful books that can help us to grow at work – not to mention the added benefits of cognitive stimulation, improved memory and writing skills that come along with increased reading.
Here are a few of the business books on our list for this year:
2. Practice a better work-life balance
Shown to benefit work engagement and lessen psychological strain, a healthy work-life and work-family balance is essential to stop yourself from burning out in your career. For most of us, we aren’t in the position to have flexible work arrangements, but making more use out of our free time can be essential to being more productive at work. Try to plan meaningful activities and excursions around when you are free to make sure you can ‘switch-off’ from your career duties and avoid carrying work stress back home.
3. Network more
In the new age of social media, LinkedIn has emerged as a powerful tool to grow your business and contacts. You should treat your profile as a serious networking platform, making sure it looks professional, uses relevant keywords to fill in the dreaded ‘blank gaps’ and appeals to like-minded individuals. Staying active, making sure to share both relevant native and external articles to your profile will help find those with similar interests. Aim for 500+ connections, but make sure these connections are relevant and qualitative is far more important than simply adding random users to boost your numbers. Attaching a small personalised message as to why you are connecting, such as “I really enjoyed your article on Organic vs. Paid Search methods and would love to connect” can go a long way in building strong networking connections.
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