Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Work Life

By: IEEE Career News Editorial Team

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be limited to eating less, exercising more or finally writing that novel.  Resolutions related to work can have important benefits as well. Given the amount of time we spend on the job, we owe it to ourselves, and our colleagues, to embrace the lean management principle of continuous improvement. Sometimes even small changes — like remembering to get up and walk around the office a few times a day — yield big benefits. This New Year, try borrowing principles from lean management and aim for continuous improvement, both at work and at home. 

To get ideas flowing, the IEEE Career News editorial team gathered links to some articles that offer advice on everything from how to use LinkedIn more effectively to sleeping on the job. Here’s to a great 2018!

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Bring your music to work: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/An-Overlooked-Benefit-2017-12-05

Establish an office napping place: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Sleeping-on-the-Job-2017-12-11

Up your LinkedIn game: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Five-Ways-to-Make-LinkedIin-Work-For-You-2017-11-20

Improve your concentration: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Technology-to-Improve-Worker-Concentration-2017-11-20

Keep your resume updated: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Some-Tips-for-Constructing-a-Resume-2017-11-06

Stay healthy on the road: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/How-to-Stay-Healthy-During-Business-Travel-2017-10-25

Be a better colleague: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/How-to-be-a-Good-Coworker-2017-10-03

Set up a healthy workspace: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Tips-for-a-Healthy-Work-Space-2017-09-29

Get up and move! http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/The-Dangers-of-Prolonged-Sitting-2017-09-08

Improve your work-life balance: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Attitudes-About-the-Work-Life-Balance-2017-08-24

Get more out of your weekends: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Ten-Tips-for-a-Productive-Weekend-2017-08-16

Negotiate a better salary: http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Salary-Negotiations-Part-1-Some-Tips-2017-06-26

Take a vacation! http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Employees-Are-Not-Taking-Advantage-of-Critical-Ben-2017-06-13