The theme of this week’s Holdcom blog meeting was: sharing a New Year's resolution, within or outside of the workplace, and the most memorable Holdcom moment of the past year. We had a fantastic turnout from Client Relations and Production, and many great thoughts were voiced. The following is a list of the most common resolutions:
- Become more technologically savvy i.e. phone, computer software, etc.
- Become more organized
- In some cases, learn to be less organized and go with the flow!
- Arrive at the office wide-awake and ready to face the day, instead of needing half an hour to shake off sleep.
- To more fully understand ones potential roles in all departments.
- To find new channels to promote the use of audio. For example, 2010 was the year of virtual tours, eGreetings, online audio, and new music for message on hold.
- To lose weight! (of course)
The most memorable moments were:
The tradition of a New Years Resolution can be traced back to the natural occurrence of the lifecycle – life, death, and rebirth. The New Year is a secular time of reckoning where individuals reflect upon their behavior over the past year, put their foot down, and acknowledge the need to change.
But is this the best way to tackle a “resolution”? Ironically the fastest and most successful change happens over long periods of time. Is it better to cram for an exam the night before, or to study several hours over a month long period? Though you may squeak by with the former, the latter ensures that you will retain the knowledge long after the exam.
What about with business? Is it better to aim for immediate gain or long term ROI? Though the former is more attractive, the latter plants seeds for a strong buyer community and more abundant investment opportunities – which will ultimately yield a greater bounty.
What we need is a revolution in resolutions. Instead of an “end of the year” promise, we should resolve to make smaller, more frequent resolutions. Every week is a chance to change!