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Now that 2016 has come and gone, it is time to come up with a list of this year’s resolutions.  I’m sure you have already created your Personal resolution list where you have pledged to lose weight, renovate the bathroom and learn Mandarin.  But have you placed any thought into your Business IT Resolutions, especially ones geared towards your IT goals?  Here are five IT Resolutions that will help guide you in the right direction.

5 IT Resolutions For 2017

5 IT Resolutions

Don’t talk about it, just do it

How much time has been wasted on having meeting after meeting on what needs to get done while spending less time actually doing the work? My resolution this year is to spend less time in meetings and focusing more time on getting to the point and implementing the work.

Take smaller steps

Do not over commit yourself to taking on the whole project by yourself or trying to do multiple projects at once. Depending on your company’s dynamic, this may be hard to do. My resolution this year is to take it one step at a time, one project at a time and focus on the task at hand. You will benefit from this and so will your clients.

Less goals, achieve more

Often times, especially at the beginning of the year, we commit to multiple projects at the same time - in turn creating multiple goals all due for completion around the same time frame. This causes us to wear ourselves thin and projects not being completed on time. My resolution this year is to set my project goals to a more realistic and achievable outcome so I have something to strive for. This way when your goal is completed, you have a sense of accomplishment that you actually reached your goal you set out to do. Giving you positive momentum to move on to your next project goal.

Take a leap or plunge

We are often safe or cautious when setting our goals so they can be completed. While this is fine for most of your goals, my resolution this year is to set some goals with a higher expectation. Set it so you need to push yourself further and test your limits, you might be surprised at what you can achieve.

Back to the basics

Sometimes we overthink what are goals should be. We try to set our goals based on the latest trend or technology, or what others are doing. Causing us to have a bunch of irrelevant goals that will never be completed. My resolution this year is to set my goals to accomplish the simple tasks that actually need to be accomplished and try not to overstep my boundaries. Setting a goal to make sure backups are working seems routine but is still very important.

This past year, for many of us, was very challenging and I’m sure there are a few resolutions left incomplete.  Fortunately, every year we have the opportunity to start fresh with a clean slate and strive to make this year more positive and fulfilling as ever before.

So now that you have a few pointers you can go make your list of IT Resolutions for this year.   Try to focus on what you need to accomplish throughout the year and take it one step at a time.  Then comes the hard part, actually completing your goals.

New Year IT Resolutions

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