New Year goals

New Year, same business problems? No, thanks!

Without turning this article into one long cliché, there is, unquestionably, something hopeful and almost transformational about leaving one year behind and boldly entering another. In fact, the psychological effects of starting a new year have been scientifically investigated and proven many times.

It’s a fresh start, a chance to begin again, to close the door on events and experiences we would rather forget and to embrace all the possibility a brand new year brings us. It is also when we look ahead to our business goals for the year, the new projects we are about to embark on, evaluate what we would like to change, the areas we are happy with and possible new avenues to explore. And, of course, we open up a nice new budget.

What’s guaranteed to put a dampener on the enthusiasm of the coming year, however, is dragging unwanted problems or unresolved issues from this year, into the next one.

We found the article linked above to be very true, and everything it says can easily be applied to setting business goals, as well as personal.

New Year’s gives us a sense of renewal, which causes us to think about areas in our life we want to improve [or] change and the start and stop of a clock always feels like the natural time,” says Mariana Strongin, Doctor of Psychology.

With that in mind, what business goals are you setting for 2023?

How about:

  • Saving Money?
  • Maximising resources?
  • Boosting Productivity?
  • Optimising your Workforce?
  • Creating Happier Employees?
  • Identifying which departments or projects are straining your finances?

If any or all of these sounds appealing (and who wouldn’t find them appealing?!), you might be interested to learn that by introducing a cloud-based employee attendance system, you are pretty much guaranteeing all of the above, in addition to a host of others.

With functionalities that include reporting, so that you can see at a glance how much a particular department costs in terms of time needed and number of workers, for example, as well as other essentials such as absence management, holiday tracking and HR management, EAC by Chronologic can be an absolute game-changer for your business, making light work of workforce management and saving countless hours of tedious admin work in the process.

Setting SMART goals – that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timebound – is said to be the key to success.

Employee Attendance Cloud could be the smartest goal of all for 2023; an investment in your business that will edge you that much closer to achieving your business dreams for the coming year.

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