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December 29, 2004

Four Resolutions that Work

According to a recent survey administered by Accountemps, a temporary-employment staffing agency, 55 percent of workers said that they leave their career aspirations out of their New Year’s resolutions. It seems like this majority rationalizes that work is a separate entity from family or health -- or that work actually disrupts life.

Having successful work-life balance, however, can actually improve the areas in your life that seem unrelated to your career. For instance, finding ways to be more productive at work can give you that extra time you hope to put in with your family, at the gym or just relaxing. Here’s a handful of work-related resolutions to get you started:

1. Improve your work environment: From learning new ways to greeting coworkers to taking the stairs, one working stiff shares his 10 office-related resolutions.

2. Perfect your handshake: In this article, also cited above, Pamela Holland, coauthor of Help! Was That a Career Limiting Move? suggests that employers are much more likely to overlook body piercing and tattoos than wimpy handshakes. She offers valuable tips to improving your shake at the bottom of the article.

3. Make your resolutions last: Most of us make New Year's resolutions, and then promptly break them. Make one that lasts with this advice.

4. Resolutions for managers: The new year is a good time to take a fresh look at how you relate to your team and then resolve to be even better. Learn from these tips.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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