After the whirlwind that has been the past couple of years, the start of 2022 brings with it a renewed sense of hope, opportunity, and inspiration. To get your new year off to a flying start, here are 5 New Year’s resolutions that every business should consider.
Future-proof your phone systems
As we move into 2022, we are another year closer to the PSTN network being switched off. With this in mind, switching from ISDN to VoIP is an essential thing that every business must consider if not in the coming months then certainly in the next year.
Making the switch to VoIP will ensure that your phone systems are future proof. Not only this but VoIP supports geographical mobility, thus also disaster proofing your telephony capabilities – essential in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Leave the things that aren’t working in 2021
Listen to what your team and customers have to say about your business. If they say that something isn’t working, why bring it forward into the new year? Get rid of everything that isn’t working, allowing your business to adapt and move forward towards a stronger, more effective strategy.
Work smarter, not harder
In the digital age, there are multitudes of tools out there that can maximise productivity in the workplace. If you haven’t tried them already, then the new year is an excellent time to test some out – especially if you are getting rid of some old processes.
Focus on simplifying and streamlining your company’s day-to-day tasks. In doing so, this will free up your employees’ time, and take some extra stress out of their working day. It can also improve efficiency, staff morale, and customer satisfaction.
Give back to the community
It goes without saying that the past couple of years have been hard for everyone. The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked businesses and the community alike, physically, mentally, and financially. Lockdowns and self-isolation have had a huge impact on mental health, increasing feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.
So, why not give back to the community that has helped you to survive to another year? Show them that you support them in the way that they have supported you. Whether you donate your time, money, products, services, or whatever it is you decide, provide your community with some much needed love and support in the face of more uncertainty.
Refresh your brand
In the spirit of ‘New Year, New Me’, how about giving your brand a refresh? This doesn’t mean you have to completely change your image – there are a lot of ways you can breathe fresh air into your company without a full rebrand.
And if you don’t feel like refreshing your image, you can always refresh your office space. Whether you simply give the place a new lick of paint, reorganise your workplace, or go for a full revamp, this can revitalise the energy of both your employees and customers.
Considering these New Year’s resolutions is a sure-fire way to kick off 2022 in a productive way. By listening to your stakeholders and exploring new tools and techniques, your business will be set yourself up for success throughout the new year.