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4 tips for your New Year's resolutions at work

Exercise more, drink less, watch your expenses. New Year's resolutions, who doesn't have them? Whether they will all succeed with the corona measures now, is of course the question. But intentions are mainly about good intentions. And you can also have that in the field of work. Start the year well by considering your good work intentions during the planning meeting with your employer and recording them together. This way, at the end of 2022, you can look back on what you have achieved. Whether this planning meeting takes place in real life or via a video call: with these 4 tips you will get the most out of it.

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Positive into the new year
Do you want to change something about your work situation? Then you can discuss this with your employer. Make sure you approach this conversation positively, for example by indicating that you want more of a challenge or would like to specialize in a certain task. A good time for this topic? The planning meeting. This conversation about your goals for the coming year often takes place in January and can be held both digitally and physically. We have listed 4 useful tips for your planning meeting.

Tip 1: Take initiative
Prepare your planning interview well: it is not just listening to your employer, it is a two-way conversation. You can also contribute things.

Tip 2: Check what you want
Think in advance which tasks you are currently performing, whether these are in line with your position, whether you want to change something, how you want to develop and how you think you will achieve this.

Tip 3: Take it seriously
Do you set the goals for 2022? Then make sure you formulate these according to the SMART method: Specific, Measurable, Acceptable, Realistic and Time-bound. That way they are concrete and you know where you can work towards. In addition, immediately make agreements for the follow-up and schedule interim meetings to monitor progress. This way your good intentions remain in view all year round. 

Tip 4: Make a distinction between what must and what can
You can record the development agreements in a Personal Development Plan (PDP). In this you keep track of what you want to learn, and what you need to learn to continue doing your job well. Think of development agreements such as a training or course, but also secondment to another department or a form of coaching (receiving or giving). By drawing up a development plan, you can align the organizational and your own goals. Do you want to take the next step in your career? Register for free and without obligation for your personal development process.

More information
Questions about the planning meeting, the best preparation or your work ambitions? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help you. Our Service Center is available every working day from 8.00 am to 18.00 pm via sc@unie.nl and 0345 851 963.