Author: Ben Watts

22 Jul

Why Friday Afternoon Rituals are SOOOO Important

To put it plainly, the only thing on everyone’s minds on a Friday arvo is the WEEKEND. As a business owner, it is fantastic for morale to treat your team to a Friday team lunch or knock off beers. However, sometimes we don’t have the capacity, time or money to do this weekly. So, what

25 Jun

Step Outside Your Bubble

This blog was written by wattsnext’s CEO Ben Watts as part of the #SHRMBloggers team for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. To see the original article click here. As I started packing my bag for #SHRM19 last night (SHRM is the largest Human Resource conference in the world) I had a moment of panic.

20 Mar

Culture should be your competitive advantage

The rapid rise of technology is changing the businesses landscape faster than ever. The way we communicate, the way we transact and the sheer abundance of readily available data is actually evening the playing field. Technology is lowering the barrier of entry and geographic boundaries have dissolved. The natural selection process is speeding up and

06 Feb

The Year is Still New and Happy

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

19 Dec

Your final task for the year is….

…..Reflection. To reflect on your year. Life is hectic and business is no different. We are connected 24-7 and rarely switch off. Let’s be honest with ourselves, this is not going to change, it is the new game and we need to get better at playing it Xmas is a great reset button. A time

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