The start of a new year (and a new decade!) is a great time to refocus. How can you improve your work environment for your employees? How can you increase productivity?
Those are great questions to ask yourself in the first month of 2020 as you set the tone for the upcoming year. To help you out, here is some interesting reading material for you and your employees:
1. Tips for keeping employees happy and motivated
You’re probably familiar with the workforce shortage in the spa industry by now. We’re doing an entire event in April about it, in case you hadn’t heard. (You should sign up!)
In that vein, it’s important to hire top talent. It’s just as important to create a work environment that incentivizes that talent to stick around.
Inc. spoke with five executives about their No. 1 piece of advice to keep employees engaged while also fostering their potential to grow within the company.
2. New Year’s resolutions for leaders in 2020
It’s a leader’s responsibility to be the guiding light for their employees. There’s no such thing as a perfect leader, as even the best among us can make a few improvements in 2020.
Forbes raises some interesting questions. Is there something that is stealing your time? Do you say “no” often enough? It also hits on important topics like using your power responsibly, not always relying on Google searches and improving the employee experience.
3. 50 genius ways to be more productive in 2020
OK, now that we have some resolutions established, how do you go about fulfilling them? It’s easier said than done, of course. That’s why many people give up by February, or even before that.
As Best Life explains, it’s less about what you’re aiming to do and more about how you go about doing it. Among the 50 best ways to increase productivity and actually accomplish your goals are: Stop multitasking, delegate more and establishing a two-minute rule. Here are the other 47 suggestions.
4. Powerful quotes to get you in the right frame of mind
Maybe you don’t quite have the wherewithal to map out all of your resolutions just yet. Or maybe these long winter days are just a little depressing. Not to worry, all you need is a little motivation.
Inc. compiled 20 motivational quotes to prepare you for 2020, featuring wisdom from Maya Angelou, Henry Ford, Hellen Keller, Walt Disney and more.