It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through 2021. With COVID-19 precautions dying down and life feeling a little more “normal,” everyone and everything seems to be trying to catch up from last year’s lockdown. Therefore, this year may be more important than ever to do a mid-year check-in with yourself, your business, and your employees. Here are a few things to consider when you’re completing yours. 

Accomplishments from the last six months.

After a year like 2020, you and your team deserve a pat on the back for still being here in 2021. The commitment your employees have after all these difficult times, to you and your company, should be recognized and rewarded. Don’t let good work go unnoticed, as this can be one of the fastest ways to increase turnover. 

Areas of improvement.

As you celebrate your wins from the beginning of 2021, it’s important to critique and course correct any mistakes to not drag them into the latter part of the year. If you can address these issues head-on you may be able to fix them before they get too out of hand. 

Your goals for the next six months.

If you don’t have a plan for the future of your business, you or your employees won’t know where to go. Having short-term and long-term goals, and cueing your employees in on them, will act as a guide of where you are going and what you should all be working towards. This will increase productivity and overall satisfaction within your business because everyone will know the why behind their work. 

Promotions and events coming up.

Plan and prepare for the holiday season and any events coming up in the next six months. These things always seem to sneak up on you, and being prepared for them will make everyone’s work environment less stressful.  

Refocus yourself and your team.

Use this time to check in with your employees and find out how they’re doing. As a group, as individuals, and in the environment you’ve created for them, how are they doing? Knowing where they are will help you be able to regroup them and remind them of the goals ahead, and how you are going to finish the rest of 2021 strong.

2021 has been a rollercoaster of a year for most businesses, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the year has to be like that. A mid-year check-in can act as a breath of fresh air for your business. Take control, refocus, and plan out the rest of the year, so you and your business can take on whatever may come your way.