And yet again it’s the last day of this new year when that clock strikes midnight & marks the beginning of new year. Let us all take a moment to reflect on 2017 and see how we can make 2018 a better year for ourselves and everyone around us.
This year our focus has been to simplify tasks and get things done. A lot of times we tend to think that by finding more ways to get our work done will enhance our productivity. But most often this is not the case.
What actually happens is that we become overwhelmed as we have too many items on our plate. What we need to learn is to break down the tasks, list them by priority. And focus on the most important task first.
And the result? You will notice that by focusing on fewer tasks, you can execute them exceptionally well. Rather than by doing many things at one time on an average level.
This stems back to our understanding that we need to be constantly busy and overworking ourselves in order to be successful. But if you look around, you will notice that the most successful people do not necessarily work harder; instead, they work smarter and get more things done in less time.
This year our focus has been on three main areas:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for quite some time now, but its only recently that it’s importance has been universally acknowledged. As per Worldwide IT industry report, 75% of developer teams will use AI technology in one or more business applications or services by 2018.
Sustainable Development Goals SDGs were first introduced by United Nations with the focus on economic growth, gender equality, better standards of education and healthcare etc. Based on our research on UN’s SDGs and Green Project Management (GPM) & PRiSM methodology, we came up with a framework which can help to measure SDGs against a specific project, department or the organization as a whole
Gamification is a great way to engage with your audience while at the same time delivering your services/content to them. It not only adds an interesting dimension to employee engagement but can also be used as a fun tool to motivate your team members.
So, this year let’s try to focus on things that will make you more creative, productive, and generally more content at work. We truly believe that any business can make a great impact on the society. But for this, we need to be more sustainable (both in our practices and finances) which will help us to be effective and efficient.
Here’s to a successful, productive happy new year from all of us at INTEGRIO.