My "I" style - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

My “I” style

As I sit waiting for a meeting with one of my new clients I have a quiet moment to reflect the first month of #projectFOW, the journey that the team from wattsnext are embarking on over the next 12 months to see if the Future of Work is indeed what we think it is going to be – ‘third space’ …

Commuting to work can increase stress levels and make people eat more: Report - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Commuting to work can increase stress levels and make people eat more: Report

Commuting to work could be affecting your diet and increasing your stress levels, with a study undertaken by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK showing employees who commute consume an average of 767 more calories every week. The report is based on a survey of 1500 British workers, reports Fairfax and the hike in calories is a result of …

Five tips for new managers to fast track their management journey - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Five tips for new managers to fast track their management journey

“I didn’t sign up for this, people are driving me crazy.” Many line or middle managers I meet never intended to manage people – most admit they were very good technically and got promoted. Being responsible for other people’s performance can be terrifying and most new managers learn by trial and error. So why as managers and business owners do …

Move it! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Move it!

Did you know that on average, remote workers are MORE likely to be sedentary than others that work in an office environment? It might sound surprising but once you take out travel, public transport, off-site meetings, coffee runs etc, you’re left with someone sitting at home or in a café with no reason to get up and move around. Your …

Lessons learnt in HR while volunteering to feed the homeless - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Lessons learnt in HR while volunteering to feed the homeless

I recently volunteered with an organisation to help prepare, cook and feed a local homeless community within the vicinity of our Sydney office. Now I’m no martyr and don’t expect any praise, after all, three hours out of my week is nothing compared to so many others. It certainly was an interesting experience, and as we worked our way from …

Keeping connected - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Keeping connected

As the wattsnext team transition from having a central Brisbane office into a co-sharing workspace, it is important to reflect on how this may shape our interactions. At this stage it is more important than ever to ensure we stay connected as a team! Last week we were fortunate to all participate in a team day full of lively debate …

#ProjectFOW - a journey begins.... - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

#ProjectFOW – a journey begins….

#ProjectFOW – a journey that the team from wattsnext are embarking on over the next 12 months to see if the Future of Work is indeed what we think it is going to be – ‘third space’ workplaces, working within your energy zones and in with client requirements. I ‘officially’ embarked on this expedition about a week ago and already …

Why do we blame the Millennials? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Why do we blame the Millennials?

In less than a decade the Millennials will comprise 75% of our workplaces globally’, according to generation experts Bridgeworks. Born between 1980 and 1995, we have a generation that rivals the dominant Baby Boomer generation in numbers. Over the next few years we will wave good-bye to thousands of years of knowledge from workplaces as Baby Boomers are packing up …