The end of the year and a new year is about to grace us with its presence. Organizations are building their end of year reports, organizing their stats, and attempting to showcase what they have been able to accomplish in a year. It’s a busy season, and it can often be a stressful one. However, the end of the year is also a good time to be forward thinking.
While you’re analyzing the numbers, looking at your reach and viewership, reviewing budgets, etc., take the time to look at the health of your teams. A healthy team is instrumental in a successful organization. Do not take it lightly the burden of the work. If teams aren’t resting, recouping, taking time for themselves, then the teams are going to be producing.
An exhausted mind cannot function at the same level as a rested mind. That means ideas won’t be as well-thought out as they could have if the team was healthy. Time away from work helps people to come back with clearer minds, fresher ideas, and a motivation to produce. So, as you are looking at how the year went, look at the health of the team.
Were people requesting off days?
Were people less prepared in meetings?
Did the numbers go down?
Going into 2019, think about ways to keep the environment healthy. Build in team activities that are solely for something enjoyable to do. Respect the hours in the day and empower your teams to not take work home.
If you want 2019 to be better than 2018 and in business, we always want progression, then analyze and protect the health of your team.