Author: Ben Watts

20 Jun

Is managing humans a craft?

My family and I have chosen to live on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland Australia, and I commute about 1.5 hours to our office in Brisbane. I have been doing this for about 12 months and like to utilise the drive time as part of my working day. I use the time to make calls,

15 May

How can HR help business embrace the future?

How well connected you are used to be measured by the number of physical handshakes you made throughout your business life. Today your ‘social currency’ is your digital footprint. How many digital connections, followers or friends have you accumulated through your social media platforms?  Yes, platforms as in plural.  It doesn’t count if you have a

18 Oct

Culture is King in Silicon Valley

We recently returned from an innovation tour of the famous Silicon Valley last week and mind blowing does not do it justice. The Bay Area covering San Francisco and its surrounds is arguably the innovation heart of the world. It did not let us down, exhilarating insights into Virtual Reality (VR), Machine Learning (ML), Artificial

25 Jul

Guess who is having a baby?

This is the last week in our Brisbane head office after almost five years of growth, fun, challenge and excitement. Our forward thinking CEO Sue-Ellen has decided if we are to truly consult to our client base on the future of work, we need to test the theories ourselves. There are plenty of theories about

30 Jun

Social media connections are more powerful than human ones

I can feel people around the globe being angered by this concept, but hear me out. The digital revolution is here. Information, education and people are more accessible than ever, making the world a far smaller place. Why limit ourselves to who we can meet in person? Human relationships will always be the epicenter of

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