>Christmas time is upon us and as we end 2010 and look forward to 2011 it can be a good time to re-focus on your business and your people. Any organisation is only as good as the people working in it so now is a good time to:
Celebrate! It may have been another tough year but celebrate the successes you have had and start 2011 in a positive manner.
How are we doing? Ask for staff feedback. What could your business do differently in 2011?
Remind yourself and your team – what are the business goals for 2011?
Involve your team in how you will reach those goals and they will be more motivated to achieve.
Succession planning. In smaller organisations key people leaving can be very difficult to manage. Plan ahead – who can you develop into your key roles?
Targets – set targets for all your team members which are linked to your business goals.
Measurements – make sure the targets you set have measurements – what gets measured, gets done!
Activity – organise some sort of festive activity – great for celebrating and team-building.
Skills- do your people need skills development to make sure you are ready for the business challenges ahead?
Have a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!