New Year’s Revolution

AT&T’s latest “It’s Not Complicated” commercial – you know, the ones with the cute kids sitting around the table saying funny things – features a boy talking about his “New Year’s revolution.” It turns out that his revolution is just a resolution to eat more gummy bears, but the joke got me thinking.

While most people associate the term “New Year’s resolution” with personal goals, it can apply to business goals too. Could the changes you make to your business this year make a big enough impact to call them “revolutionary?”

The key to making a resolution stick – revolutionary or otherwise – is to ensure that you can track and measure your progress in implementing changes. In the case of a business goal, it also may mean finding way to keep your employees accountable for their progress as well.

What are your business New Year’s resolutions for 2014? How will you track and measure these goals? Let us know in the comments below, or e-mail us at [email protected].

New Year's Resolution

My business New Year's Resolution would be to attempt to get back in the water / waste water analysis field. I have not been in this field for the past 7 years and I miss it. The problems that led me away were lack of pay increases and a major disagreement with the management at my last position.

In the position I am now (manufacturing of polymers and resins) I have had 3 major pay increases tied to promotions and we are busy. However the products we make and the chemicals used to make them can be toxic and we are for sale, so the future is uncertain. I have found jobs in the water / waste water field somewhat hard to come by though so hopefully in 2014 things will change.

Happy New Year and good health / good luck to all.
Joe Walker

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