Slow week? We have some ideas for you.

Christmas is behind us, and for some of us that means that we’re back to work.  But co-workers are still on vacation.  Manufacturing plants are shut down for the holiday.  Kids are still home from school.  And some of us are recovering from a Chex(TM) Mix hangover.  (Or is that just me?  It’s just SO good that I can’t stop eating it.)  For many, this will be a slow week.

There’s only so much time you can spend surfing YouTube and checking out CuteOverload.com and mylifeisaverage.com(Actually, if you go there, you might find it hard to pull yourself away.  Proceed with caution.)  So what’s a dedicated employee to do with their time?

Learn something new

The policyIQ team has an entire library of training sessions recorded and available for you at any time.  (Check out our policyIQ training library.)  Some of those training sessions might be overlooked as non-critical when you are trying to get up to speed on the application quickly, but why not take advantage of a little downtime to ramp up your knowledge!

Think about it: Bob in accounting comes back from his Christmas vacation next week telling you all about how much eggnog he drank and the headache he has because Grandma and Grandpa bought Junior a new drum set.  Meanwhile, you’ve been at your desk spending a few hours watching policyIQ training and reading the Help guide.  You can tell Bob all about how policyIQ Forms can help you track and report on Account Reconciliations, and how you can syndicate meeting minutes out to your team’s Outlook mail box via RSS feeds.  (Then you can get Bob some aspirin and a cookie, because it sounds like he could use it.)

Plan a new project

In addition to learning new policyIQ skills, take some time to think about those projects that you’d like to work on in the next year.  Is there something your team does that could be much more efficient with a little up front investment of time and energy?  Are there new reports that you’d like to start pulling together for your executive team?  Now is the time to think about what those projects might be, and start to plan out the best way to accomplish them in the next twelve months.

Get caught up on the non-essentials

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Do you have a desk or cube that could really use some organizing?  A network drive full of early versions of documents that have long out-lived their usefulness?  Procedures or policy documentation that could use some updating?  Clean house – and get a fresh start in the new year.

If you do choose to spend some time on policyIQ related topics this week, please feel free to reach out to us!  Our support team will be available from 8 AM – 8 PM Eastern Time Monday – Wednesday, and 8 AM – 3 PM on Thursday (New Years Eve).  Our office will be closed on New Year’s Day, as we hope you all will be off enjoying some time away, as well.

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About Chris Burd

Chris is the Managing Director of the policyIQ group at RGP. She gets geeky about compliance and technology, and gets to spend every day working at the crossroads of the two. With policyIQ since 2005, Chris has worked with hundreds of policyIQ clients to implement technology and enhance their internal compliance environment. In the past few years, she's focused on enhancing policyIQ's offering as a Conflict Minerals and Anti-Corruption tool. In past lives, Chris worked as a system implementation consultant, a e-commerce specialist, a customer service call center manager, and - for one short but memorable summer during high school - a machine operator on midnight shift in a plastics factory. In her free time, she spoils her nieces, volunteers at her local food bank, and spends more time than she should taking photos of her cats. She would like to be a rock star when she grows up.

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