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3 New Years Resolutions for the Office

Start your year off right by setting meaningful goals you want your company to achieve. Use our New Year’s resolutions to inspire your team.

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Did you know that while 60% of people make resolutions, only 8% achieve them? 🤔 We'd like those numbers to be a little closer together, and office resolutions can help. 

The new year comes with new aspirations! 🎆 January is the perfect time to align company goals with the personal goals of your team. With people's motivations so high in the new year, leadership and HR should seize the opportunity to re-invigorate the entire office. 

Improving the lives of your employees will only better how your company runs. Plus, if they're happy at work, they're way more likely to succeed in their workplace resolutions. It's a win-win for everyone. 🥂

Interested in creating New Year work goals for the office, but not sure where to start? Don't worry – we've got you covered. Read on for work-related resolutions for starting the new year right at work👇

What are the best New Year resolutions ideas for your team?

Creating New Year's resolutions for your team is a little different than resolutions for someone's personal brand. But the good news is personal resolutions and office resolutions can work with each other! You'll even notice how the most common employee resolutions look quite a bit like the most common personal resolutions.

The 3 most common employee new year's resolutions ideas are:

If you're close enough with your team, ask them for their own New Year's resolutions! If you're nervous to ask, work with your PeopleOps folks to create an anonymous pulse-check survey.

Having these answers will help better formulate a plan that lets your whole team achieve their New Year's resolutions.

Once you know what your team wants to achieve, you can start acting on it with the following activities. 💪

5 New Year's resolution ideas to help your team achieve their workplace goals

Let's get into it, shall we?

1. Mindfulness Class 🧠

Start building healthy habits, together! This class covers the unique science behind the importance of rest and work-life balance. Regardless of your resolution ideas, this class is great for everyone!

Great for resolutions like...

  • Cultivating a stronger work-life balance
  • Prioritizing mental health and well-being
How to get started 👉 Find balance in the upcoming year when you book our Mindfulness Class.

2. Culture Club: Self-Doubt to Confidence 💪

You can't conquer your current role when face-to-face with imposter syndrome. So, this New Year's, head on down to the Culture Clubhouse for engaging exercises around building confidence and how to deal with the matter of self-doubt!

Great for resolutions like...

  • Overcoming imposter syndrome
  • Developing more confidence in the workplace
How to get started 👉 Grow your team's confidence when you add Culture Club: Self-Doubt to Confidence to your to-do list!

3. Communication Skills Workshop 🎙

In terms of professional resolutions, better communication is always top of the list. In this Communication Skills Workshop, your team will explore the value of curiosity and learn effective questioning techniques.

Between interactive exercises and thought-provoking prompts, you'll find conversations flowing better than ever before.

Great for resolutions like...

  • Bettering cross-departmental communication
  • Developing a stronger voice in the workplace
How to get started 👉 Spend time honing the collaborative process in our Communication Skills Workshop!
Virtual Communication Skills Workshop

4. Vision Board Workshop 🖼

Your New Year's work resolutions could revolve entirely around being better at goal setting. If that's the case, a Vision Board Workshop is the perfect solution. It can help your team paint their ideal professional picture and act as a source of inspiration to get to where they want to be.

Great for resolutions like...

  • Understanding professional priorities
  • Setting actionable goals for the year
How to get started 👉 Discover clear objectives together in our Vision Board Workshop!

5. Mindful Leadership Workshop 😎

Becoming a more effective leader is a tool everyone can use - especially if you're wanting to advance your career! Spending time developing new skills in leadership sets your team up for success because they'll feel more confident leading and delegating projects.

Great for resolutions like...

  • Strengthening leadership skills
  • Learning to collaborate more effectively
How to get started 👉 Create a future of strong leaders with our Mindful Leadership Workshop!
Virtual Mindful Leadership Workshop

3 tip for setting New Year's resolutions for the entire company

If you're setting company-wide goals for the New Year, be sure to keep these tips in mind!

1. Foster your company culture 🎉

Begin the calendar year with some new year team building! One of the easiest (and most engaging ways) to improve your company culture is through social work events. 

Your team is ripe with personalities, and each member has hobbies and interests outside of work. Let their uniqueness influence your event decision-making! 🤩

Say a couple of folks on your team are the artsy kind. Consider an experience that aligns with that, like a virtual painting class or museum tour. 👩‍🎨 It gives those creative people a chance to show off the passion and skills they may not use in the everyday workplace. 

And for your next team building event, see what other hobbies your employees have! Does someone like to cook? 👨‍🍳 Great, then plan a group cooking class! Have a handful of people invested in health and wellness? 🤸‍♀️ Then make room for an active, movement-based event

Planning unique, specialized experiences will bring your team closer together because they'll be sharing what they love. 

2. Support growth initiatives 💼📈

Supporting your team's professional development is a win-win for everyone. Your employees will hone the skills necessary for both business and professional growth. Consider both company-wide programs and individual options.  

Popular company-wide growth initiatives include:

  • Communication development courses to nail down a rock-solid communication method. 💭
  • Conflict resolution classes equip your team with the ability to turn negative encounters into relationship growth. 🤝
  • Routine leadership training to ensure office leaders can nurture the growth of their team. 👩🏫 
  •  Emotional intelligence development courses, which improve self-awareness, social skills, and help team members understand one another's thought processes. 🧠

However, you could also offer to support more personalized growth goals. Your company could subsidize certification classes, continued education, or even offer tuition assistance for team members wanting to return to school. In addition to supporting their career goals, you're also providing your employees with plenty of reasons to stay with you. 

3. Create an action plan for employee retention 🤝

If you want a team that grows with your company, you have to give them reasons to stay. Put yourself in their shoes and really think about the following question: why would anyone want to stay with your company? 

The main factors contributing to employee retention include competitive salaries and career advancement. 📈 However, changing these circumstances isn't always possible – especially for start-ups and non-profits. 

But it's still possible to give your employees a reason to stay. One tactic to consider is offering perks, like gym memberships or additional PTO. Other perk ideas include: 

  • Paying for certification courses, especially if this will put your employee into a higher salary range or guarantee them a promotion up-for-grabs. 🎓
  • Employer-provided devices, like laptops, cell phones, or computer set-ups. 👩💻
  • The option to work from home. For some companies, this is now the norm. But if it isn't how you operate, your employees will appreciate the agency to decide whether they WFH or work in the office. 🏠

If you'd like to know the best way to guarantee employee retention, then take it straight to the source! Don't be afraid to involve your team in the decision-making. They'll appreciate your openness to their opinions, especially if it directly involves improving their work experience. 

New year, new company goals – you've got this! 🎆

Don't let the statistics scare you – sticking to a New Year's resolution is wholly achievable. Set a New Year's resolution reminder and incremental goals to check in throughout the year. It certainly helps when your company-wide goals are backed by your dedicated employees!

The easiest place to begin is fostering your company culture. We'd love to help you plan a unique experience that captures the spirit of your office.  To get started, say hello at or browse our experiences here.

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