We invest plenty of time thinking of New Year plans in our personal lives, but what about within our business?
Eating healthy, spending more time with the family and getting fit are just some of the usual resolutions you see floating around social media and in conversations within the office. These are all fantastic resolutions of course, yet what about setting New Year’s resolutions within the workplace?
Whether you’ve had a fantastic 2017 or saw some challenges you hope to put behind you it’s time to put your new year optimism and motivation into practise.
To get you started, here’s our Top 5 to kick off a promising 2018:
New Year’s Resolution: Be More Productive
Solution: Switch It Up
We’re strong believers in the value of off-site meetings. You’ll know from internal meetings how distracting the workplace can be; attendees turn up late, answer emails and take phone calls to name a few distractions experienced. They can be extremely productive or extremely unproductive so it’s time to switch it up.
Picture a place where the only disturbance you’ll experience is the arrival of your working lunch, or fresh coffee and teas to refuel. Our meeting rooms are designed with discretion and comfort in mind, making Careys Manor the perfect choice for your new approach to productivity within the work place.
New Year’s Resolution: Create a Strong Team
Solution: Start with Communication
As you will know, communication is key! Lack of communication can ignite the ‘blame’ culture and mistakes within the business. If no one knows what’s going on, how will they know how to make the right decisions? The other side of bad communication is staff morale. If employees don’t have a healthy and communicative relationship with their superiors it can cause lack of engagement which is equally as dangerous as the above.
How about begin each day with a personal email to all users celebrating the achievements of the day before, the plan of the action for the day ahead and even a motivational quote? We’ve all seen, admired and shared the power of the Transport for London’s philosophical quotes across the underground so why not integrate this into your business.
New Year’s Resolution: Have More Fun
Solution: Get Out More
Hosting a corporate event is the perfect way to entertain existing clients, woo new ones, and reward hard-working employees – and it pays to think outside the box to create something memorable and effective. From summer parties to a unique glamping experience, bring your team to Careys Manor Hotel for corporate hospitality you'll never forget.
Fresh forest air creates fresh thinking and we can think of no better location. Aside from a unique Glamping experience you could organise your team to soak away their stresses in our award winning Thai Spa, get their adrenaline running with a RIB boat adventure on the Solent, put their company knowledge to the test in a variety of puzzle solving challenges and so much more.
New Year’s Resolution: Meet Objectives
Solution: Organise a Sales Kick Off Event
If you’re launching a new product and looking to present a new strategy to the team then a Sales Kick Off is the perfect way to do so.
From presentations to training programmes and some much needed down time to rest those tired brains, we can help you create an engaging and effective Sales event for your team this year. From conference rooms to evening dinners this events venue in the New Forest has the tools to make yours a success.
New Year’s Resolution: Increase Staff Morale
Solution: Organise Regular One to Ones
This is a time for you to get to know your colleagues one on one. What are their key motivators in business? Do they have any specific goals they want to achieve? Are there any worries and woes that need discussing? One to ones aren’t there to purely discuss salary, they are there to iron out any problems, find out how to get to the very best out of each individual and help them grow, which will in turn aid your business growth.
We hope you find these tips useful. If you would like to find out more about our Conference & Events Venue in the heart of Hampshire, how about organising an informal coffee with me to discuss your event objectives? Call me 01590 625217 or fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch.
Happy New Year to you and I hope to welcome you to Careys Manor very soon.
Lauren Bond-Thomas | Events Sales Manager