By Anastasia Warren, Marketing Manager
So, it’s a month or two into the new year. The holidays are well over, the year-end bonuses have been spent, and there are no major holidays in sight.
The excitement of a great year is wearing off, and looking into a new year full of possibility and new goals has pretty much disappeared from employees’ minds among their daily tasks.
The momentum an organization feels at the end and start of a new year is important. It lunges us forward, it makes us feel grateful – it offers a mindset of growth and potential.
So how do we keep this feeling going?
- Create a year theme.
What do you want to work on this year? Sales? Customer service? Positivity? Decide what you would like your company as a whole to work on, and create a fun theme around it. Remind employees of this throughout the year to keep it fresh and fun.
- Set up monthly meetings and be consistent.
Around your theme, create monthly or bi-monthly meetings and training sessions to inform your employees on the theme. What to do, what not to do, how to apply the theme to their daily work. This keeps employees excited and engaged in the overall mission for the year.
- Stretch celebrations throughout the year.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Yes, the holiday party is important, and having celebrations year round is also beneficial. Have BBQs, offer employees tickets to community events – don’t leave it all for one party of the year.
- Remind employees of the year goals.
Create a sign displaying the company goals. Remind employees in all-staff meetings. Make sure your goals for the year are clear, understandable, and accessible for employees at all times.
- Cultivate an overall positive workplace.
Rather obvious, but cultivating an environment and atmosphere of positivity and motivation will help you to keep the momentum up throughout the year’s entirety. Each month matters, each quarter matters – act like it and your employees will, too.