Author: Ben Watts

12 Sep

Mental Health challenges don’t discriminate

The suicide prevention charity RUOK Day gets the conversation started about Mental Health and that can save lives. At wattsnext we see how common mental health challenge are in the workplace every-day. These silent battles are playing out in the people around us on a daily basis and we must not ignore it. The roller

25 Jul

Culture is a chocolate covered ice cream

Intrinsically we know what workplace culture is…………don’t we? The character or personality of an organisation? An excitement, a feeling, a vibe or an energy people want to be around? Enthusiasm, efficiency and fun? Workplace culture is a complicated and vastly underrated business differentiator. Everyone wants a good one We hate bad ones Business owners sometimes

SHRM 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.

Workplace culture 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

Chinese New Year 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

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