Virgin Airlines “turns off” email to get staff away from screens – how to digital detox at work - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Virgin Airlines “turns off” email to get staff away from screens – how to digital detox at work

Some Virgin Airlines offices in America and the UK are implementing a radical new policy to encourage a “digital detox” for staff. From 10:00am to noon on Wednesdays, 200 workers across the offices are left without email access as the servers are switched off entirely, reports Mashable. The multinational company wants staff to send less emails and engage in more face to face meetings. …

The importance of off-boarding - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The importance of off-boarding

At wattsnext we work with many clients who have found great value in the on-boarding process. The experiences of their staff in their first 90 days with their business has improved exponentially since bringing in these processes. What I don’t find as great a focus is the off-boarding process, with many businesses overlooking the importance of off-boarding.  Research from Aberdeen’s …

​Be a better leader - quit being too nice - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

​Be a better leader – quit being too nice

I recently met a leadership coach who described being “too nice” as a terrible disease in business that we have an obligation to cure. Now while I personally think the analogy is a bit extreme, I do agree with the sentiment in the importance of being upfront and honest. This is something that doesn’t come too hard for me, I’m …

Get the most out of your new employees - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Get the most out of your new employees

We have all been through the process of hiring a new employee. Sorting through resumes, conducting phone and face-to-face interviews and checking references. It’s a long process, however, when you find the person you believe is truly a great fit for your company, it’s only then that the hard yards really begin. McCrindle Research predicts that by 2020 the average job …