Vacations are over, responsibilities arrive. With the return to work in September, some people almost get depressed, but there are also those who set goals and create professional expectations as if it were a new year.
To encourage its readers, The Telegraph interviewed five experts who gave some tips to face this new cycle in the best way.
Octavius Black, CEO of Mind Gym and coauthor of The Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently.
1. Organize work according to your natural rhythm: start with the most challenging tasks at your best time of day. If you like mornings best, don’t start by reading your emails. Save them for when you are at a less good time of day.
2. Rethink your meetings: before you schedule a meeting, try to know first what is going to be discussed and how useful you are in it. A meeting is about making decisions. If you prepare in advance, the meeting may only take about 15 minutes.
3. Set goals: On Monday, set three goals that you want to achieve by the end of the week. If you can stick to your plan, you will be more likely to achieve those goals.
Kerry Hannon, columnist at The New York Times and author of Love Your Job: the New Rules for Career Happiness
1. Take the power: put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and see your career as an individual business. Imagine that your company has a brand, customers, and bosses. Get informed about trends and find new ways to add value to your company.
2. Smile, always: Try to get along with all your co-workers. Intrigues are never good for you. Smile more. People who show good mood and friendliness at their workplace are usually more committed.
3. Dedicate yourself to what you enjoy doing: think about the things you really enjoy doing at work. Then talk to your boss and tell him/her that you want to devote more time to them. Don’t show nervousness when making the request. Usually he wants you to succeed, because a satisfied employee leads, in the end, to the success of the company.
4. Organize your desk: remove everything that is there that you don’t need.
Anna Rasmussen leadership coordinator and founder of Open Blend Method, a business application that works to keep key talent in the workplace
1. Prioritize your well-being: if you don’t feel well-being where you work you won’t be productive. This is all related to stress levels, confidence and feeling safe. Identify and prioritize everything that contributes to feeling good.
David Heinemeier Hansson is the founder of the project management tool Basecamp, and the coauthor of ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever
1. Don’t work so hard: Convince yourself that a workaholic is not a hero. If you do nothing but work, you get tired. And it’s hard to make important decisions in that state. Working too much is an obstacle to sustainable, quality productivity.
2. Don’t leave decisions for tomorrow: Don’t pile up important decisions. Abandon “let’s think about it” to “let’s decide this”. Make that commitment.
3. Know when to quit: sometimes it is necessary to step back, give up, and start all over again. There are lots of success stories that start just like this.
After the experts’ advice, we can only wish you a great return to work and good business. Ship4you will be here to help you achieve your success!