Every year may feel like a similar grind and schedule with the same events happening, but you can make some changes that will get you noticed, help you integrate a better work-life balance and let you come back to your office after time off much easier. Whether you need to take to social media to share your ideas and the supporting articles and evidence, or you work to have an integrated workday that allows you to enjoy time with your family that’s balanced out with time working or you make a list of items to tackle on your first day back from a vacation, it’s time to make a difference in your career to enjoy the rotational schedule more.
What You Need to Stand Out in a Noisy World
Harvard Business Review Article:
It’s noisy out there and the increased level and access of social media hasn’t made it any easier or quieter to get your message out. When you want the leaders of your company to notice you and see that you have some great ideas that should be shared you need to feel confident putting your thoughts to content and sharing them through social media such as LinkedIn. If you know you have a fantastic network, putting out great content could get noticed much easier, but if you don’t have the network you want to help you stand out, it’s time to make some great contacts and see how you can create the network you’ve been looking for. Once you have the network in place, start sharing your thoughts and contacting your supervisors and leaders of your company so they see the ideas you have that can help their business grow.
The Key to Work-Life Balance? Integration of Those 2 Concepts
The two most important aspects to real work-life balance is integration and saving time. If you need to have a job where you can actually spend more time with your family or want to be able to integrate exercise into your work day you have to gain the trust of the leaders of the company and develop a culture of communication and empowerment. Once you’ve achieved this aspect of the integration concept you can introduce ideas that can help you save time, show your commitment to the workplace to make it perfect for your lifestyle. This may mean you have to take care of some tasks when you get home in order to have time to pick kids up from school or take late meetings as a trade-off for being able to leave a little early to attend an event, but you can make it work in a company that’s ready to value contributions over the time it takes to make them.
Four Steps to take Right Now to Make Your First Day Back from the Holidays Suck Less
Fast Company Article:
Even though the changing of the calendar is behind us the advice in this article works for every time you come back from vacation. If you have an office email you most likely enacted your out of office message which means you’re coming back to a pile of emails. You may also need to have some meetings and need to get your head around what’s going on and has been since you were gone. Take some time on that last day before you head back to work to make your to do list and prepare yourself for what awaits you at work.