January is named for Janus, the Roman god with two faces. One face looks back and the other looks ahead. It’s actually a great idea to take the time every January to conduct that kind of introspection before everything shifts back into high gear. This strategy worked out pretty well for the Romans for about 1,000 years and you have to admit that they were pretty successful at growing their organization.
Stop No. 1 on your introspection tour should be a re-examination of your work-life balance. Get it right and your team will spend 2016 knocking down goals like world champions. Get it wrong and you will be wasting valuable company resources on unproductive distractions. Here’s how you’re going to make the right decisions.