Social media connections are more powerful than human ones - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Social media connections are more powerful than human ones

I can feel people around the globe being angered by this concept, but hear me out. The digital revolution is here. Information, education and people are more accessible than ever, making the world a far smaller place. Why limit ourselves to who we can meet in person? Human relationships will always be the epicenter of business, but is this thinking …

Throw out your feedback sandwich – it’s mouldy - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Throw out your feedback sandwich – it’s mouldy

If you’ve read any management books or articles you would have encountered the tool of the “feedback sandwich”. You know, “sandwich” some bad feedback with two pieces of positive feedback. The next time you think about using it… STOP. That sandwich? It’s mouldy… no one wants it, there’s a much more fresh approach that you can use. Here’s why I …

Is what everyone is telling you about the future of work even true? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Is what everyone is telling you about the future of work even true?

For those who follow wattsnext on social media or attend any presentations I conduct, you will know that my team are completely obsessed with HR innovation and particularly the future of workplaces. What does that even mean? Well we all know that our world is rapidly and radically changing, and not many things will avoid being disrupted, especially our workplaces. Millennials, …

The Culture Interview - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The Culture Interview

My daughter is in her final 100 days of high school and, like many of her peers she is trying to figure out the next step in her life. She recently travelled to Far North Queensland to check out a University she is considering attending to understand if this was a place she could spend the next four years of …

Managers – stop making it all about you! Part 1 - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Managers – stop making it all about you! Part 1

Now with a title like that, this blog could cover a myriad of topics, hence it being the first of a series. Today I’m writing about the selfish road of HR compliance. Don’t get me wrong, compliance is a critical part of business. We must keep our businesses in order so we can protect our assets. However, too often I see …