Cheat sheet for top 5 New Year’s work resolutions

So we’ve said our goodbyes to 2016 and stepped into the new year, armed with much enthusiasm and a handful of new resolutions. But if you’re like most people, you’ll probably forget all about them in a couple of months, if not weeks. So in the spirit of making some of your resolutions stick for a while, we at Flock got talking and came up with a cheat sheet for the most common workplace-related resolutions — a how to guide if you please.

Upskill and impress

While you obviously have your job because of your impressive credentials, it’s always a good idea to learn a new skill. Make a list of capabilities that you’d like to acquire, prioritize them and chart out a timeline for each. One way to excel at this is to team up with a coworker who has similar aspirations. Nothing beats working together as a team, right?

Become an energizer bunny

Trying to get more work done aka being more productive is always a worthy goal. While eating a hearty breakfast might do the trick and up your concentration, there are some things that you could not do. For starters, cut down on water cooler conversations, resist the compulsive pull of social media, and stop checking your phone every two seconds. Some of these are now medical disorders, you know.

Win the office popularity sweepstakes

While your work always speaks for you, being social at the workplace is important. Here’s what we suggest — walk up to your colleagues and get to know them better. Ask them about the small stuff, like the names of their pets or their favorite songs. We also believe in the power of positivity — so you could wear bright colors and a big ol’ smile so that your peers sit up and take notice. Soon you’ll be all over the office twitterati.

Become a lean mean machine

This one’s a toughie because a stroll to the water cooler or an extra helping of green salad is usually not enough. We suggest you go the distance — literally. Take the stairs, hit the office gym, or join your office sports club, to get your heart pumping.

Speak easy

Let’s not hide behind big, fancy words. Effective communication is simple communication — keep your conversations honest, open and to-the-point.

While we had fun figuring these out, we wonder what your New Year resolutions (and cheat sheet pointers) are.

Let us know in the comments below. :)