Friday, February 10th, 2017
Working a Flex Schedule Doesn’t Mean Your Are Stuck
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
I was delighted to read a recent article from the Journal of Accountancy by Yasmine El-Ramly and Anita Dennis titled, Rising to the top on a reduced schedule.
The article features two female partners at Grant Thornton. Yes, partners who work a flex schedule – Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA).
The partners are Debbie Smith, CPA and Erica O’Malley, CPA. They built a thriving employee benefit plan audit practice while working a 70% schedule.
Some lessons featured in the article:
Lesson 1 – A flexible work arrangement can pave the way
Lesson 2 – A foundation built on teamwork and trust
Lesson 3 – Focus on results
Lesson 4 – With flexibility comes responsibility
Lesson 5 – Time management and organizational skills stand out
Lesson 6 – Plan to be flexible
These are great lessons for anyone struggling with working a flexible schedule or for firms contemplating implementation of an FWA that can even include partners.
I hope you read the entire article to learn more about each lesson.
- "Women are the real architects of society."