Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Too Many Meetings

“There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.” – Napoleon

You have heard about it and read about it. Meetings are a dreaded part of work life.

CPA firm leaders are very time conscious. They worry about how much time team members spend on productive work, yet they often waste everyone’s time in meetings.

As you enter tax season, you will have meetings in January to get everyone up to speed on tax issues, internal procedures, etc. Plan now on how you can shorten these meetings, eliminate some of these meetings, and break them into smaller group meetings. Don’t include people in meetings that don’t need to be there. Communicate as much information as possible via your firm’s intranet and through other technology tools.

Investigate other things management does that interrupt people who need to focus on work. Determine what you can do to “fix” these interruptions and then fix them. Your team will thank you.

  • "You may delay, but time will not."
  • Benjamin Franklin

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