Monday, March 13th, 2017
Give Them A Weekend!
“I’m not driven by killer ambition. I’m not a workaholic. I’m a good team player. I don’t have to be captain, but I do want to play on a winning team.” – Jane Pauley
As March 15th nears, every year, I think of all the people I know working inside growing, successful accounting firms.
They have been working tirelessly beginning more slowly in January picking up speed (and extra hours) throughout February and putting renewed effort leading up to the March 15th due date.
CPA firm leaders, please consider giving your entire staff a real weekend on March 18 and 19 – the first weekend after the March 15th due date.
We did this at my firm for years and it was greatly anticipated and appreciated by our people.
Now, the good news is that many accounting firms have eliminated Saturday work during tax season completely (except for those die-hard partners that always work weekends).
Your team will come back to work on Monday morning with renewed vigor to focus on the tasks ahead, leading up to April 18. Their families will also be very happy.
- "There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."