The Year is Still New and Happy


The Year is Still New and Happy - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Ok, so it’s the start of a fresh year. New Year Resolutions were set, promises to self were made, and now it’s time to come out swinging. It time to get on that tread mill and start the grind to shed those holiday ponds. It the first full week of February, kids are back at school and we are exercising harder than normal to shed the holiday pounds.

Don’t miss your chance

As the year gets into full swing, the kids go back to school and ‘real’ life kicks off, our refreshed minds and new year enthusiasm can start to fade. Don’t miss your chance

The year is still New and Happy

It’s now the first full week of February ‘wow’ and ‘Now is the time to take control, the year is still new’

The top five ways to setup a positive start to your new year

  1. A team strategy day: there might be hot cross buns in the supermarket, but it is not too late to bring your key employees together and reset for the year.
  2. Reflect on 2018: I talk about this a lot for good reason. It is too easy to miss the lessons. Maybe they were not painful enough for you to take notice? Take the time to look back and take stock.
  3. Move the toxic person on: we all have them; the glass half empty, the negative influencer. Sometimes they are a high performer, but don’t underestimate the damage they cause within!
  4. Attract the talent you need: don’t hold off attracting the talent you need to smash this year. If you are budgeting for increased resources, act now, not when you are forced too. Good recruitment takes time, get on the front foot.
  5. Check-in with your key team members: don’t get complacent, your best performers are human and every employee journey is individual. Your culture needs continual nurturing. Early in the year is the time to run engagement surveys and have the extra one one one conversation! 

This year you are the pilot, not the puppet! 

Happy Lunar New Year! 

The business landscape is changing, don’t lose track of those reflective 2018 lessons. The lunar year is brand new and now is the time to act.

At wattsnext we are small business experts and would love to help make your workplace great!

This year you are the pilot, not the puppet! 

Happy Lunar New Year! 

The business landscape is changing, don’t lose track of those reflective 2018 lessons. The lunar year is brand new and now is the time to act.

At wattsnext we are small business experts and would love to help make your workplace great!

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Ben is a veteran in the HR space- a forward-thinking leader specialising in functional business structures and people performance techniques. With twenty years’ experience managing large ASX listed corporates across multiple industries, Ben adds depth and expertise to our clients' strategy solutions, genuinely providing a commercial result for their investment.


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