Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Another Upside Down-Pyramid

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett

Last week, I wrote about an upside-down pyramid. This week, I want to remind you of another type of upside-down pyramid that we see in many CPA firms.

We have been talking about it for years….. Bill Reeb calls it the Upside Down Pyramid. It’s where partners work and work until they are “full,” and then they push down to managers who work and work until they are “full,” and only then do they push down to the staff. Meanwhile, staff members are sending emails asking for assignments!

It usually comes about because the firm is top-heavy. Read more about it here.

  • "You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load."
  • Bear Bryant

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