6 Easy Office New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Start 2024 Right

Tove Barnes
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3rd January 2024
Microsoft

6 Easy Office New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Start 2024 Right

January is a bit of a bleak month. Christmas is over, it’s dark when you wake up, and the weather is terrible. But it’s also a hopeful time. The whole year is ahead of us – think of the potential! So, with this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 6 ‘quick win’ New Year’s Resolutions to help you get your year off to a great start.

New Year’s Resolutions

Jump on the AI bandwagon

If you’re not already using it, Bing’s AI chat feature is a great time saver.

Have a tricky email to write? Ask Bing. Need a hand gathering stats for a report? Ask Bing. Looking for a quick graphic to accompany a presentation? Bing can even generate images for you. Give it a go!

*And of course, as with any search engine, make sure to fact-check!

Clean out your inbox

Out with the old and in with the new! Much like a good old fashioned home clear-out, this is a great way to reduce clutter and get your inbox into a healthy state for the year ahead.

We’re all guilty of hoarding old flagged emails, but if they’ve been sat there a year, it might be time to let them go.

Our Digital Productivity Consultant, Tonia Meakin, offers comprehensive Outlook training if you need a hand with filing, flagging and automation.

Tidy inbox, tidy mind!

Learn how to use Excel (properly!)

“I can work my way around Excel just fine!” I hear you say. But you don’t know what you don’t know!

As with Outlook, Tonia is packed full of amazing Excel knowledge that will save you time, reduce your stress and get you excitedly calling over your co-workers to “watch this!”.

Our Microsoft Productivity training will change your work life. Trust us.

You can get in touch with Tonia here.

Cyber awareness train your team

On a serious note, if you do one thing for your business this year, book cyber security awareness training for your team.

Today, our whole businesses are online. Keeping sensitive company and client data safe can be as simple as practicing good cyber hygiene. Phishing scams increased 173% in Q3 last year, so it’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ your team  will be hit. Understanding how to identify suspicious emails and avoid vulnerabilities is essential.

Enquire about a session with our Cyber Awareness Trainer, Nick Robilliard, here.

Get cyber certified

Is your business cyber security certified yet? If not, this is the year to get it done.

We recommend Cyber Essentials (CE), a government-backed scheme designed to protect businesses of all sizes from cyber attacks.

Achieving CE status will help you:

  • Meet regulations
  • Increase reputation
  • Reassure clients
  • Receive up to £25,000 indemnity on your cyber insurance

Already Cyber Essentials certified? Take it to the next level with Cyber Essentials PLUS.

Ditch paper to do lists

When you’re busy, a trusty to do list can really be the glue that’s holding everything together.

For us at Resolution IT, Microsoft To Do trumps an old fashioned paper list for lots of reasons.

  • It connects to your inbox, creating a live list of all your flagged emails, or emails from a certain person.
  • You can add
  • teammates to certain tasks to keep everyone in the loop.
  • You can set timelines and reminders.
  • It’s quick, easy and dynamic.
  • It makes a satisfying “ding!” every time you tick something off.

If you’re part of the Microsoft 365 world, this free app is one to try in 2024.

For information and advice on any of these resolutions, or to get the ball rolling with your IT resolutions, email us here.

Tove Barnes

As our Brand and Marketing Manager, Tove is responsible for leading marketing strategy, overseeing brand development and delivering quarterly marketing projects for Resolution IT Guernsey and Jersey.

Tove manages the company website, social media, and external communications, as well as working closely with our partners to oversee our design, digital marketing, and advertising.

Tove’s favourite part of her job is the ability to have creative freedom, being trusted to lead work in new directions and working on big brand projects.

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