The summer months aren’t best known for being the most productive of seasons in the workplace and output can often take a bit of a slide during the holiday season! We’ve pretty much hit the final quarter of the year now, so if you want to make sure you smash your business goals, it’s worth taking a little time out to assess how you can get things back on track.
Let’s take a look at what you can do, in practical terms, to get the final quarter off to a flying start…
Reassess goals and priorities at individual and team levels
All bosses like to think that their staff have stretching but achievable milestones to work towards, and they know exactly what’s expected of them when it comes to carrying out their day to day roles. But when’s the last time that you spoke to your staff to make sure everyone’s on the same page?
Now’s a great time to consider whether current objectives are fit for purpose and ensure your managers are getting together with their teams to regroup and prepare for a big fourth quarter on a regular basis.
Check that all your policies are still fit for purpose
Up to date policies aren’t just a ‘nice to have’. If something goes wrong in your business, they can be the difference between you carefully navigating out of the situation with the least possible amount of fuss and causing a load of irreparable damage to your budget and your reputation.
Don’t wait until you’re faced with a problem. Take some time to look at your people policies, and ask yourself whether they’re still relevant, compliant with any new legislation, and clearly communicated to your workforce.
Get an HR health check carried out by a professional
Keeping on top of people management issues in your workplace can be tricky. You want to be a good employer, you want to get the most out of your staff, and you want to make sure that your business is a great place to work. But between client meetings and marketing and everything else that needs your attention, it’s easy to take your eye off the ball.
Having an HR health check carried out by an experienced consultant could help you to nip any potential problems in the bud, pinpoint opportunities for increasing productivity and morale, and ensure that your actions are aligned with your objectives.
If you recognise that you could do with a little help to make sure that your business is fighting fit for the fourth quarter, get in touch today to arrange a no-obligation consultation.
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