Working Smarter in 2019

Hello fellow HBA-ers, 

As we all start to layout (and execute) plans for the new year, it's imperative that we each take the time to lay the foundations for success – for ourselves and for our teams. 

In an age where everything seems urgent and smart phones allow you to work 24/7, be sure that you're enabling your teams to work smarter - not harder. In my latest article for the Forbes Council, I share the mistakes that keep us from streamlining communications and gaining business success. 

For those of you who were able to attend HBA Northern Chicago's events in October and/or November you may remember a few of the examples I shared:

  • Understand corporate goals: Make sure your people understand company goals and how every action they take on a daily basis contributes to the organization's overall success. 
  • Keep work within effective hours: Ever notice that snowball effect of one line responses when someone sends an email at 8 p.m.? Keep work to working hours (or delay your send times) and you'll notice a big difference in the quality of communication and engagement from your team members. 
  • Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize: I really can't say it enough. Ensure that your teams’ priorities are achievable and marry up the most important goals for the year. 

Want to keep reading? Check out the full article here

Have other ideas for content we share as an organization in 2019? Please let me know what we can do to serve you and your team best. 

Wishing you a great 2019. 

Suz O’Donnell