What is a business process

What is a business process

Reading Time: 3 minutes | It sounds so easy, “create a business process” or “a system” that will enable your firm to run more smoothly. The chances are you have suggested your clients, or other business owners you know should ensure their business is...
Are you jaded from January’s tax returns?

Are you jaded from January’s tax returns?

Reading Time: 3 minutes | There’s a collective sigh of relief shooting around at the moment, have you noticed it too? Accountants across the land are going “phew, it’s over”, as they think about their “escape from hell”. They spent the first few days of February hiding and are now...
Team motivation

Team motivation

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Of course you know that team motivation is important, and you are always thinking about ways to improve motivation in your team. What is the best thing you’ve ever done to improve team motivation, and was it enough? How much time do you spend considering the different...
Organisational culture is a distraction, forget it.

Organisational culture is a distraction, forget it.

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Organisational culture (or organizational culture as my spell check insists on calling it) is a worrying distraction, despite the fact that some firms have improved theirs as part of their strong growth. The concept is (at best) useless and at worst damaging and yet a...
Productivity and employee engagement

Productivity and employee engagement

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Why should I make my staff happy? Perhaps I was being unfair (it has been known), but this seemed a really odd question (yes, somebody did ask me). Dickensian images of Accountants flooded my mind, although I didn’t think people still fitted that stereotype in...