Welcome to 2017!
The month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, endings, and transitions, and is often a time when we resolve to do things differently. Are you considering any research-related resolutions for 2017?
If you are thinking of making research-related resolutions for 2017, it’s always worth taking the time to reflect first on where you have been. What went really well in 2016? What didn’t go so well?
- Engage in some effective self-reflection
- Review your Development Needs Analysis (DNA) plans – what did you achieve?
- Audit your writing
This process can help you to understand where you have got to so far, increase your self-awareness and help you to make realistic plans for the future.
New Year’s Resolutions are often broken (have you broken any already?!) and while this is part of the fun for some resolutions (!!), it’s not what we’re aiming for in our research.
- Think about resolutions which are SMART – we’ve talked about SMART goals before
- Create detailed project plans using tools such as Gantt charts
Wishing you a successful and productive 2017, whatever you have resolved to do!