The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. In addition to our daily routines being thrown into disorder, the accounting profession is uniquely affected in so many ways. Deadlines are shifting. Rules are changing. Even that which seemed straightforward is open to interpretation (like payroll costs!). There is comfort and security in routine,…

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Most of us are facing unprecedented challenges these days.  We’re working remotely, homeschooling our children, keeping up with recent legislation, supporting our clients…all while navigating fear during these uncertain times. The combination of all these things may be enough to paralyze you. We understand. Sometimes, we feel stuck, too. It’s part of being human. We also…

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How are you? I mean, really. How are you doing over there? None of us could have anticipated this pandemic and the abrupt transformation of our lives as a result. And none of us would have pictured it continuing for all of 2020, but that’s exactly what it’s doing. Perhaps most disconcerting is that none…

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The COVID-19 pandemic required accounting firms to go 100% remote virtually overnight.   While a good number of firms were either already in the cloud had implemented cloud-enabled applications, or had a structure to support remote workers, there were many personnel that had never actually worked remotely and were simply not prepared to do so.  In…

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Being productive at work sounds simple – just do the best you can every day. Unfortunately, due to the never-ending demands that are placed upon us and by us, it is much more complicated than it sounds. Now, with our normal routines changing due to COVID-19 and Shelter in Place orders, it is becoming even…

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When facilitating visioning sessions with both current partners and their NextGen leaders, one element consistently emerges as crucial to their becoming a NextGen firm: transparency. Yes, it’s a request of the NextGen leaders, and it is often contrary to Baby Boomers’ and older Gen Xers’ approach of “Just put your head down, don’t ask any questions and…

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At ConvergenceCoaching, we’re huge proponents of flexible work programs, or what we like to call Anytime, Anywhere Work™ programs. We’ve been operating in a flexible, virtual environment ourselves for almost 18 years and the strategies we use to keep our team connected and operating efficiently are the same ones we teach to our clients. Philosophically,…

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As I write this from my own quarantine, I can confidently say we are in uncharted waters. Suddenly we are all trying to figure out how to work remotely, what it means to be flexible and just what needs to be communicated and to whom. As accounting and business advisory professionals, your skills – and…

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