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January 3, 2017 By Matt Corapi

A New Year

January 3, 2017

By Matt Corapi

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January 3, 2017

A New Year

By Matt Corapi
Customer Success Manager

Out with the old and in with the new, that’s what they say. 2016 was quite a rollercoaster of a year but I think that I can speak for all of us when I say that we’d like to welcome in 2017 with open arms. Around this time of year folks always like to make New Year resolutions; some we keep, some we don’t. While it might not be the first thing that comes to mind, sometimes the most achievable resolutions are the ones you make at work. It’s the little things that can go a long way and improve your day to day workflow. Make your New Year resolution a one by following some of these simple tips:

Turn “OFF” at the end of the workday – we often look at mobile enabled work as a benefit, as you can work flexible hours and get things done from almost any location. But “too much of a good thing” definitely applies here, as personal downtime and family time is very important to stay balanced and recharged for your “real” workday.

Keep a clean work area – Studies have shown time and time again, that a clean and organized work space is the first step to a less stressful work day. Start the New Year off right by cleaning out your desk drawers and dusting off the top of that computer screen. We promise that less clutter will keep you focus on what’s really important, showing work who’s boss. And speaking of keeping your work area clean, the same applies to your computer screen when in a meeting. Instead of sharing your whole screen, just share one window by selecting “share window”. Not only will you eliminate the risk of embarrassing emails or chat messages popping up during your presentation but you’re also ensuring a better, cleaner screen sharing experience for your meeting participants. 

Strengthen team relationships –  Getting to know your team, and how they work will help you out tremendously when faced with the often stressful business of starting off a new year. If you know that Lindsay in sales works better when given deadlines and goals to work against, and Carl in accounting just needs some quiet time to get through those spread sheets you can make sure that your team all works in harmony but supporting their unique habits. Additionally, while we’re all sad to see the holiday parties come to end, it does mean a much freer calendar. Use some of this afterwork time to get to know your team, both personally and professionally. A little effort will go a long way.

Streamline Your Work Flow- One of the simplest ways to do this is to find tools and apps that work well together. In 2016 announced a comprehensive integration partner program that includes some great productivity tools as well as apps that help you close deals quicker than ever. The best part, with just a click of the mouse you can launch from within all these apps to bring a chat convo to a video meeting or quickly demo a product with a sales prospective.

Master your job– From the tools you need to get the job done to knowing the latest trends in the industry, use the New Year as a time to up your knowledge about your job. We’ve all been stuck in a rut at work, but a little leg work to find networking events with others in the field, checking out tips, tricks and hacks for your favorite products, or doing a little reading on your industry can go a long well to help kick start a new year at an old job.

Welcome to 2017!


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