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5+ New Year's Resolutions for Work

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? πŸ€” We'd like those numbers to be a little closer together, and office resolutions can help.Β 

The new year comes with new aspirations! πŸŽ† January is the perfect time to align company goals with the individual goals of your team members. With everyone’s motivations so high in the new year, leadership and HR should seize the opportunity to re-invigorate the entire office.Β 

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. πŸ₯‚

Interested in creating New Year work goals for the office, but not sure where to start? Don't worry – we've got you covered. πŸ‘‡


‍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 of interests. 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.

Common employee New Year's resolutions ideas probably have something to do with work-life balance, professional development, organization, and more.

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 HR 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.


If your team needs some inspiration, here are some work-related New Year’s Resolution ideas:

  1. Eat healthier, and practice self-care to prioritize a healthy work-life balance. βš–οΈ
  2. Develop a new skill for career advancement. 🧠
  3. Get a raise/promotion. πŸš€
  4. Attend more networking events or work with a career coach. 🀝
  5. Take a true, mindful lunch break every day. πŸ₯ͺ
  6. Keep your workplace tidy. 🧹
  7. Express gratitude to your colleagues more often. πŸ’Œ
  8. Volunteer more, such as providing mentorship or career advice to local students embarking on their job search. ✏️
  9. Read one career-related or motivational book. πŸ“–

Once you know your team's New Year resolution ideas, you can start acting on them with the following activities. πŸ’ͺ


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

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 πŸ‘‰ Find balance in the upcoming year when you book our Mindfulness Class.
Virtual Mindfulness Class by Confetti


2. Culture Club: Self-Doubt to Confidence πŸ’ͺ

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 πŸ‘‰ Grow your team's confidence when you add Culture Club: Self-Doubt to Confidence to your to-do list!
Virtual Self Doubt to Confidence Culture Club by Confetti


3. Communication Skills Workshop πŸŽ™

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 πŸ‘‰ Spend time honing the collaborative process in our Communication Skills Workshop!
Virtual Communication Skills Workshop by Confetti


4. Vision Board Workshop πŸ–Ό

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 πŸ‘‰ Discover clear objectives together in our Vision Board Workshop!
Virtual Vision Board Workshop by Confetti


5. Mindful Leadership Workshop 😎

Becoming a more effective leader is a tool everyone can use - especially if you want 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 πŸ‘‰ Create a future of strong leaders with our Mindful Leadership Workshop!
Virtual Mindful Leadership Workshop by Confetti


3 HR tips for achieving New Year's resolutions with the entire company

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

1. Create an action plan for employee retention 🀝

According to Zapier, 23% of top career resolutions involve a new job search. If you want a team that grows with your company, you have to give them reasons to stay. Put yourself in their shoes and think about the following question: why would anyone want to stay with your company?Β 

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

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:Β 

  • Paying for certification courses, especially if this will put your employees into a higher salary range or guarantee them a promotion up-for-grabs. πŸŽ“
  • Employer-provided devices, like laptops, cell phones, or computer set-ups. πŸ‘©πŸ’»
  • 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.


2. Foster your company culture πŸŽ‰

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.Β 

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. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ It gives those creative people a chance to show off the passion and skills they may not use in the everyday workplace.Β 

And for your next team building event, see what other hobbies your employees have! Does someone like to cook? πŸ‘¨πŸ³ Great, then plan a group cooking class! Have a handful of people invested in health and wellness? πŸ€Έβ™€οΈ Then make room for an active, movement-based event.Β 

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


3. Support growth initiatives πŸ’ΌπŸ“ˆ

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.Β Β 

Popular company-wide growth initiatives could include:

  • Communication development courses to nail down a rock-solid communication method. πŸ’­
  • Conflict resolution classes to 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. πŸ‘©πŸ«Β 
  • Emotional intelligence development courses to improve self-awareness, and 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.Β 


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

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.Β  To get started, say hello at [email protected] or browse our experiences here.
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