A new year is a great time to start doing things differently, but this doesn’t have to be an over-ambitious gym routine. You’ve probably already made some personal resolutions, so now, how about setting some new business resolutions? Having asked around the Inflexion team, here’s five ideas to change the way you work in 2023.
- Be true to your values and spirit
The idea of being authentic in business has been kicking around for a while but how many of us have really changed our habits enough to make a real difference? Authenticity means being honest with yourself, ensuring your values, ideals, and actions align. This year, let’s make the time and take the effort to do the right thing in order to be successful.
- Understand what matters to your customers
Disrupted supply chains, talent shortages, cyber security, and digital transformation. Do you really understand how these issues are impacting your clients? Set more time aside to read and research, because understanding your client’s pain points is key. Oh yes, and don’t forget the metaverse. It’s happening.
- Measure progress not activity
We have all experienced the pressure to move on to the next thing without necessarily ensuring progress is being made. Staying true to your plan – and the predicted outcomes – will pay dividends, even if it takes a bit longer (and more effort) than you had originally thought. Keep your customer interactions relevant and stay focused on measuring success against their desired outcomes, not your tactics. They’ll thank you in the end.
- Think about what’s not working
In keeping with the honest theme, being candid with yourself about what isn’t working can be helpful. Whether it’s your communications processes or note taking system, it may be time to take a deep breath and try a different way. Once you’ve made the change, consider introducing a routine checklist so that you always follow the correct procedure.
- De-stress with a brain dump
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take some time out to download everything that’s bothering you and turn your notes into ‘to-do’ and ‘not-to-do’ lists – or you could use Eisenhower’s ‘urgent-important’ matrix. Getting things out of your head and onto paper or a file can reduce stress and deliver clarity and purpose.
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