End of Year Planning

By: Julie East, Corp. Marketing & Recruiting

Dec 29, 2020

The end of the year is the perfect time for reflection, both personally and professionally.  It also affords a great opportunity to sit down with your team and discuss the positive and negative impacts on the company for the past year, as well as the overall challenges and accomplishments.  Whether this is a company-wide Zoom call or a simple year-end survey for the staff, having direct feedback from front-line workers can give a unique perspective to decision makers.  

This review meeting can set the tone for the company’s overall working relationship, and identify areas of improvement and growth for the coming year. A few questions to cover with your team could include:



  • What moment made you most proud to be a part of the company this past year?
  • How do you believe you contributed to the overall success of the organization?
  • Has your team made progress in a specific area this year that benefited the company as a whole?
  • Do you feel company leaders are leading the organization in the right direction?
  • Which areas do you believe management should target for improvement?



  • How would you rate your relationship with your supervisor?
  • Did the pace of work feel appropriately distributed throughout the year?
  • Can you pinpoint a specific accomplishment a member of your team achieved this past year that positively impacted the department as a whole?
  • In what way could your department grow to better serve one another and the company?
  • What areas do you believe department leaders should target for improvement?



  • In what aspects do you want to stretch and grow in the upcoming year?
  • How do you feel about your work culture?
  • Throughout the past year, which instances on the job had the biggest impact on you, both positively and negatively?
  • Is there something you believe you can do to contribute more to your coworkers and your company in the upcoming year?
  • Going forward, how can the company better challenge and support you?


This is a meaningful tool to have as you plan for the next season within the organization. By taking the opportunity to pause, reflect, and acknowledge the input of your front-line workers, you will be able to see how far the company has come, and where it needs to go.  Together, you can then move into the new chapter with a much clearer path to success.  

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