It’s that time of year again, when we start taking stock of this past year and looking ahead to the next. End of year reflection allows you to look at where you’ve been and what you’ve accomplished. It’s also a good time to set goals for the upcoming year.
When we think of New Year’s resolutions, we often think of personal ones to better ourselves: losing weight, getting more sleep, or breaking that bad habit. But don’t forget about professional resolutions. What would you like to achieve professionally in 2013? How can you make the New Year better than the previous one?
When you think back on 2012, what successes did you have? What set-backs? Evaluating where you’ve been allows you to see what you’ve accomplished and build on those successes. It also helps you learn from what didn’t work so you can do things differently next time and ensure a more successful outcome.
A facility manager’s job is never done, but you can simplify it. Imagine what 2013 will look like if you implement a system that streamlines the flow of your department’s work, smoothes out communication within your organization, and shortens the reporting process to a few clicks and a couple of minutes.
You never know what you can achieve unless you set a goal and work to make it happen. New Year’s resolutions are about examining the past to evaluate what changes will make tomorrow better. Don’t accept that things are just “good enough”—there are changes you can make to simplify your life and job, and there’s no time like the present to do so!
Are you ready for 2013? How will you make it the best year yet?