How High-Functioning is Your Firm?
Jennifer Wilson

I have the privilege of working with CPA firms of various sizes, cultures and geographies. While there is incredible diversity in the firms we serve, there are also a lot of similarities, especially related to challenges. Every once in a while, though, we encounter firms that seem to function at a higher level than the rest – where change is well-managed, communications are straight and non-punishing and where growth, motivation and possibilities are present.

For years, we’ve debated and considered, what makes a firm high functioning? While there is no single answer, I recently brought pen to paper (figuratively) and wrote a blog for our friends at the CPA Insider entitled, “The eight attributes of high-functioning firms”.

While no firm is perfect in all eight of these areas, some firms come close and, most importantly, they recognize the momentum that commitment to these eight attributes will bring.

How is your firm doing in these areas? What attributes of high-functioning firms are missing? Please take a moment to share your thoughts – we’re interested!



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5 Responses
  • Clive Grimbleby on May 22, 2014

    I really enjoyed this article.
    Thanks for the insights.

  • Malcolm Sackman on May 29, 2014

    It seems to me that high performing firms tend to have high performing clients.

  • research paper provider on June 7, 2014

    I can see that you are an expert at your field! thanks a lot for sharing..

  • Jeffrey W. Schultz on September 16, 2014

    One of the things we also try and focus on at our firm is giving back to the community.

  • Essay Expart on September 29, 2015

    I just changed my work place, will hope it will meet my expectations. Thank you!

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