Don't tell me HR is Boring - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Don’t tell me HR is Boring

Today I Googled ‘most boring job’, and guess what wasn’t on the list? – anything related to ‘Human Resources’, ‘People and Culture’ or ‘Talent’. Some jobs that did make the list, though, were: taking the temperature of frozen peas; throwing dirt onto packaged organic potatoes (to make them more organic looking?!); and stapling hundreds of papers per day. A recent …

How to Deal with Toxic Workplaces :  Employee Self tips on Mental Toughness - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

How to Deal with Toxic Workplaces : Employee Self tips on Mental Toughness

Workplace stress can be severe due to workplace changes, mergers and acquisitions, organizational changes, a missed promotion, an unforeseen demotion, bullying, conflicts with colleagues or broken employee-employer relationships. At one point in our working lives or career we all experience this, but it is our response to these situations and having a positive healthy mindset and attitude that can change …

Workplace bullying and Harassment - Act Quick! - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Workplace bullying and Harassment – Act Quick!

When a team member comes to you with an issue with another team member, what to do next can sometimes be a daunting task! It can seem the best option is to put it on the “to do” list and deal with it once all the “important” issues are finished.  DON’T DO THAT! Aside from the fact that it’s against …

Bloom where you're planted - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Bloom where you’re planted

For me, 2016 has been a year of momentous change. It got off to the worst of starts, my entire world flipped on its head. I had returned from living and working in the UK with a broken heart, an empty bank account and a very foggy plan for the future. This was actually the first time I’d fallen into a hole and …

8 minutes... - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

8 minutes…

When I think about time, what are some things that I could do in 8 minutes?  According to T-Nation, an MMA site I found on the internet, I could do 200 push ups in various ways or Amazon states that I could order an on-line book in this time.  I could also boil an egg for my breakfast or meditate …

It’s just not Cricket! Improve your batting averages or you’ll get bowled. - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

It’s just not Cricket! Improve your batting averages or you’ll get bowled.

A recent business trip near the Melbourne Cricket Ground got me thinking. The MCG is a place where we have seen some of Australia’s greatest sporting performances, as well as form slumps that have seen previous top players dropped from their teams. We see similarities in business, but some seem not to be able to drop their previous star players …