The end of 2022 is almost upon us, and for businesses, this means laying the groundwork to ensure that the upcoming year is a successful one. It goes without saying that the past few years have been turbulent for businesses, from COVID-19 to the economic crisis, 2023 seems like a fresh new beginning for most businesses.
So, what can businesses do to ensure that 2023 is a successful year for them?
2023 New Year’s resolutions for businesses
As we come to the final weeks of 2022, there are a number of considerations that businesses should look into as New Year’s resolutions to improve their likelihood of organisational success in 2023.
We have compiled a list of the ones we believe are the most important for businesses:
Prioritisation of employee wellbeing and health
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that employee wellbeing, health, and hygiene should be prioritised in workplaces, which is why businesses should implement wellbeing policies and practices that encourage this.
For example, it would be worthwhile to invest in group income protection to help improve employees’ financial wellbeing, as well as wellbeing programmes that promote healthy living such as fitness classes and mental health discussions/seminars.
Flexibility in remote and hybrid working arrangements
Without a doubt, a post-pandemic business world is much different compared to the pre-pandemic climate. For instance, remote working has grown in popularity with many hybrid models emerging since the end of lockdowns. Some companies have even sourced fully remote talent, paving the way for remote working to be the norm.
However, what does this mean for 2023?
If your company has the capability to do so, the new year may be the time to turn to remote working, or at least have the resources to enable remote working should another crisis arise. As a result, this means that companies should prepare their organisation to go fully remote whenever they need to.
Additionally, offering increased flexibility in terms of how employees can work – whether that is remote or hybrid, may also be worth considering for the upcoming year. Although the majority of businesses have already adapted their infrastructures to support remote working, 2023 may be the year for them to evolve such technologies to enhance business communication and collaboration on another level.
Commitment to sustainable business practices and policies
With the growing tensions surrounding climate change and global warming, it may be wise for businesses to begin implementing sustainable business practices and policies within their ethos.
Sustainability must first be a part of the business values before it can be incorporated into business operations, thus, businesses need to think about how they encourage their employees to be more sustainable in the new year.
Reviewing current business practices and identifying areas where improvements in sustainability can be made is one step to becoming a greener business. For instance, finding ways to be more environmentally friendly in waste management or at any point in the logistics process can help businesses gain greener credentials.
Adopting green practices such as reducing, re-using and recycling waste whenever possible is another way to boost sustainability within workplaces. And there you have it – just a few ways that your business can lay the groundwork for a fantastic 2023.