The start of 2014 isn’t just the first month of the year ─ it’s also a time to reflect back on 2013 and see where your team excelled 

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and where there’s room for improvement. There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to get together with your team and find ways to increase your efficiency and productivity as a whole.

Getting Your Team Together to Strategize

To devise the best plan for improvement in 2014, you need all members of your team present. The thoughts and ideas of each individual are necessary to build the most comprehensive strategy.

There’s a number of ways to go about planning your meeting, including:

  • Series of brief meetings.
    If January is a busy time for your company and you don’t have a full day to contribute to planning, it’s okay. Schedule a series of hourly meetings for your team to get together. Schedule all meetings as soon as possible, before calendars start to fill up. Try to get all planning completed by the end of January.
  • Off-site strategizing day.
    Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for productivity. Rent a meeting space out near your office and invite your entire team to spend the day with you. Without the distractions of daily work tasks to get in the way, you should be able to focus on the issue at hand and end the day with an amazing plan for success in 2014.
  • Team building weekend. 
    If your company has the budget, holding team building weekend can be a great way to strengthen your workforce and build a comprehensive plan for the future. You’ll come back refreshed and ready to take on anything the new year has in store for you.

Regardless of the type of meeting you choose, it’s important to give your team members adequate notice of the meaning, so everyone has time to reflect and prepare their thoughts. Ask each person to bring two examples of inefficiency they observed in 2013 and a way to resolve each issue in this new year. Not only does this ensure everyone is involved in the planning process, it also allows you access to an abundance of ideas for improvement, from the prospective of a diverse group of people, sure to make your company more efficient and productive in 2014.

A fresh start on a new year could be exactly what your company needs to grow. PrideStaff North Dallas can provide assistance with all your staffing needs to get the new year started off right. We’ll help you find qualified candidates to fill open positions on your team. Contact us today for more information.

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