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
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
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
8 years ago I found myself with a newborn baby, a toddler, a startup and all the overwhelm that comes from this. My biggest stress was that whatever I was doing I always felt I should be doing something else. When I was with my baby I was struggling to be truly present because I
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.