The Do's and Don't's of Office Romances and Love Contracts Explained - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Office Romances and Love Contracts Explained

For decades we have been fed a steady diet of happily-ever-after office romances through our favourite television shows and blockbuster films, but in reality getting involved with a colleague does not always end well. Successful and soured relationships between co-workers have claimed the careers of men and women everywhere. Even Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister is not immune from relationship drama. So …

Should all businesses be implementing a #bonkban? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Should all businesses be implementing a #bonkban?

It’s hard to escape it – the Barnaby saga that is. So as you listen to Turnbull’s delivery of the #bonkban, address, I’m sure you’re wondering if you should be rushing to do the same in your organisation. Whilst there is a much higher scrutiny on ensuring employers have protections in place for employees, referencing the number of sexual harassment …

The best incentive program that fits all businesses - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

The best incentive program that fits all businesses

At wattsnext we are regularly asked about the best bonus or incentive program to implement within a business. Nine out of ten questions are focused around the best way calculate the bonus or commission. Often no matter how much effort is put in to the best possible calculation, it is still complicated and riddled with a number of scenarios that could lead to …

This is the number one way to engage your staff - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

This is the number one way to engage your staff

The most common question I am asked as chief executive and founder of HR consulting firm wattsnext is ‘how do I increase performance in my business?’. Most business owners I speak to think their staff are great but believe they could be better. Usually the first place HR professionals and business owners look to solve this problem is training. What training can …

So your company values look great on the wall? Now what? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

So your company values look great on the wall? Now what?

Last week I shared with you what I see as the biggest mistake businesses make when creating company values. You can read it here, but in a nut shell, companies fall into two traps: Choosing values that are cool, whether it be cool words or copying values of other cool companies; or Choosing values (or behaviours) that everyone in the …

If living company values comes easily they are the wrong values - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

If living company values comes easily they are the wrong values

We all know that company values are critical to any organisation committed to team alignment and engagement. They are put in place to guide internal behaviour and drive a successful culture. Over the last few years we have seen company values move from the traditional and predictable choices of honesty, integrity and customer service to a more trendy, casual feel like hustle, think big or fun. Not forgetting the regular use of swear words to …

Are you ready for a mentor? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Are you ready for a mentor?

Having had mentors all of my adult life I am a big advocate for building connections with people who are where you want to be, or have experience in the areas you need to learn more about. We regularly see blogs written about how to choose the best mentor, including what that mentor should offer you. I have shared my thoughts …

Why we should all be having meetings with ourselves - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Why we should all be having meetings with ourselves

We have all had a lot of fun laughing at President Trump this week when he said he had a meeting with the ‘President of the Virgin Islands’, which is in fact himself. We all know that he wasn’t referring to having had a meeting with himself — he just got it wrong. However, I can say that I actually do …

Join me on a one-way trip - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Join me on a one-way trip

When someone tells you they are going to Mars on a one way trip, it takes a moment for your mind to compute. Mars! Wow! Hang on a minute, did you say one way? I can only imagine the questions that Dianne McGrath gets being a Mars One astronaut candidate. Please take a moment to look it up, it’s a fascinating …

It's time to ditch the drama at work - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

It’s time to ditch the drama at work

According to drama researcher and international keynote speaker Cy Wakeman, we spend on average of 2.5 hours per day complaining, creating stories and arguing with reality! Now I am sure your immediate response to this statistic is, “not me!” That was certainly the response when I recently shared this with a group of future and senior leaders in a workshop …