Christmas Appreciation

Christmas is sneaking up on us, and before we know it the laptops will be shut and the blur that was 2022 will tick over into 2023! Don’t forget to take this opportunity to show your team how much you value them before they head into some well-deserved down time. As we prepare to wind up another year, it is …

Trust me, you have blind spots | Top 6 blind spot areas - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Trust me, you have blind spots | Top 6 blind spot areas

We all have blind spots and business owners are no exception. Blind spots definition is a prejudice, or area of ignorance, that one has, but is often unaware of. The best leaders are constantly searching for not only theirs, but where these ghastly black holes could be lurking in their business. 

Quiet quitting in an employee’s market - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Quiet quitting in an employee’s market

The talk of the town in the HR / People Manager / Business Owner world at the moment is the term “quiet quitting” but just what is quiet quitting and why are people freaking out? Let’s look at it: What is Quiet Quitting? Quiet quitting (I believe) was a term first mentioned on the TikTok platform and refers to a …

Quiet quitting is a choice I don’t understand - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Quiet quitting is a choice I don’t understand

Quiet quitting is a choice I don’t understand Most of us are privileged enough to be able to choose how to conduct ourselves and come out to the other end still standing on both feet independently of the choices we made. Most of us are privileged enough to live in countries where you get paid if you injure yourself surfing at the weekend or hangover from …

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Well run businesses don’t need to worry about TikTok trends!

Well run businesses don’t need to worry about TikTok trends! This TikTok ‘quiet quitting‘ phenomenon is very interesting to observe… from a HR professional and business owner perspective, I have conflicting thoughts.. I am getting asked a lot to comment and talk on this, but I do like the lovely Arianna Huffington (who I saw do an incredible keynote at SHRM22) …

People Look to Leaders to Lead - Lessons from George W Bush - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

People Look to Leaders to Lead – Lessons from George W Bush

SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. interviewed 43rd President George W Bush in front of 20,000 human resource professionals. George W Bush spoke of the importance of humility, asking questions, seeking opinion and learning from the great leaders across the world. He said that leadership is not about the individual, but collaboration and intent.

How much information is too much? The balance between transparency and oversharing. - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

How much information is too much? The balance between transparency and oversharing.

Small organisations typically battle between the desire for maximum transparency and the worry it will all blow up in their face. The perfect recipe for disaster is small organisations (and their employees) wanting to keep the same level of transparency or familiarity as they double and triple in size. Now don’t get me wrong, transparency is great! A family feel, open door policies are fantastic but, in …

Queensland Leaders Update June 2022 - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Queensland Leaders Update June 2022

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Queensland Leaders event for the first time – and there were a lot of things I liked about the session. Initially – there is an ‘Ask the Expert’ session where my senior Clint Adams and I paired up with Gary Myburgh, a consultancy business owner in the I.T space. He had …