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Five tips to start the year off right with your team

A new year begins, in which we work in altered circumstances. Often working from home, disconnected from our fellow colleagues. So, how do we get back on track and get everyone facing the same direction?

1. Define a clear objective for your team

A new year means new opportunities. Make sure your team knows where you are heading and why this is the objective. This will give them some much needed structure and motivation in these uncertain times. 

2. Organise a virtual coffee o’clock

Make it a weekly habit to have a 30-minute virtual coffee break with your team. No work and all play! 😉 This way, you stay in touch with your team members and you get the opportunity to check in on how they are feeling. 

3. Get enough vitamin D

We are spending more time at home and inside than ever before and that can drain our energy. Especially in wintertime, where the amount of day light is limited and the days seem dark and cold. All the more reason to take a daily stroll outside during your workday. Not only can you soak up some much-needed fresh air and vitamin D, it will allow you to clear your mind and regain focus. 

4. Get into FOCUS mode

Back-to-back MS Teams meetings and Zoom calls that require your full attention … at the end of the day, there is no energy left to take on other tasks. Sounds familiar? Try to schedule a fixed FOCUS timeslot per day so that you can work on those important projects, preferably in the morning when your brain is still fresh and rested! 

5. Unwind 

One of the possible pitfalls of working from home is that you keep on working nonstop and forget to unwind. Take a regular break from time to time, treat yourself with a nice cup of tea or coffee, a healthy lunch or do some exercise and allow your body and mind to unwind. Let selfcare be one of your new year’s resolutions! 

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