Top 5 Workplace Resolutions for the New Year

Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Truth be told, I actually don’t make any resolutions for the new year.  I’m a hyperactive overachiever with a mild case of OCD who sets [too many] goals throughout the year.  I’m never short on “things to accomplish” come January.  But I’m a sucker for ambitious to-do lists, so I’m posting about resolutions anyway. 

What resolutions do you expect to hear around the water cooler during the first few weeks of the year?  Based on the most popular topics on this blog in 2008, I bet we could guess what the most popular resolutions might be for 2009.


In no particular order, here are the topics and the corresponding resolutions:

  1. Work-Life Balance:  Spend more family time.
  2. Wellness Programs:  Get more exercise.
  3. Jerks at Work:  Make new friends.
  4. Going Green:  Implement eco-friendly policies at work.
  5. Alternative Work Schedules:  Ask to try a four-day work week.