Post Australia Day

Post Australia Day

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.

And, on a more mundane level, it is also marks the end of the Christmas break with the end of the school holidays and the return to work for the Australian workforce.

Which invariably means the traffic usually back to its diabolical level, school zones are back in play and we now collectively pining for the Easter Break!.

So, while life returns to normal, just spare a thought for all those ‘things’ you may have decided to put off in late December last year thinking….’this can wait till the new year’.

Well folks, it’s the new year and now we need to revisit those ‘things’ on hold.

And if we don’t, they will come back and haunt us because these are things left undone.

What do we tend to defer into the new year?

  • Implementing Work Health & Safety (WHS) procedures. (Yes I know there are many organisations that are putting  this it into the “too hard basket”)
  • Updating existing WHS systems and procedures (When did you last review your systems?)
  • Reviewing your workforce – have you identified the skill gap?  Overloading your staff will bring  you even more problems)

Looking towards 2019, the question to ask is “ What will you do differently to last year?”

Welcome to 2019 – why not commit to make this year your best! And if you’re ready to do so, I’d love to hear from you.