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Jan 30 2018

Becoming a Flex-Forward Firm

2018-01-30T12:07:53-06:00January 30th, 2018|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

At ConvergenceCoaching, we’re huge proponents of flexible work programs, or what we like to call Anytime, Anywhere Work™ programs. We’ve been operating in a flexible, virtual environment ourselves for almost 18 years and the strategies we use to keep our team connected and operating efficiently are the same ones we teach to our clients. Philosophically, [...]

May 24 2017

Maintaining Rapport and Trust In a Virtual World

2017-05-24T13:14:47-05:00May 24th, 2017|Anytime Anywhere Work™, Client Retention, Communication, Personal Development|

“The foundation of the client relationship is in jeopardy.” “How can I build rapport with someone if I’m never face-to-face with them?” “I need to shake someone’s hand to feel related to them.” When we talk about moving toward a more remote service and staffing model and embracing Anytime, Anywhere Work™, we often hear objections [...]

Feb 16 2017

The Biggest Barrier to Anytime, Anywhere Work™ – Sludge

2017-02-16T08:40:09-06:00February 16th, 2017|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

More Results from Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW™) Survey Technology. Client acceptance. Training new staff members. Accessibility and responsiveness. These are just some of the objections firm leaders give for resisting virtual work environments. However, we believe – and have seen – that all of these issues are generally tactical and not that difficult [...]

Dec 15 2016

Flexible Firms Are Moving to Unlimited PTO Programs

2016-12-15T09:24:00-06:00December 15th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

More Results from Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey With the emphasis on flexible work programs in CPA firms, it’s no surprise that Unlimited PTO has become a hot topic. Employees are drawn to the idea that they could take as much time off as they would like as long as the work gets done.  [...]

Nov 17 2016

Seven Technology Strategies to Enable Your Flexible Work Programs

2016-11-17T17:24:48-06:00November 17th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

More Results from Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey At ConvergenceCoaching, we’re big proponents of Anytime, Anywhere Work™, or programs that allow employees to have greater control over when and where they get work done. Every one of our employees is virtual and works from home offices or on the road while visiting clients. We’re [...]

Nov 10 2016

Where is Your Firm with AnyWHERE Work Programs?

2016-11-10T08:39:00-06:00November 10th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Retention Strategies|

More Results from Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey Earlier this year, we launched our third annual Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey to collect information about the adoption of flexible work initiatives within public accounting firms. So far in our blog series, we’ve shared an overview of our survey results, the benefits and challenges firms experience [...]

Oct 12 2016

Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey Says Measure Differently to Flex Time

2016-10-12T09:41:23-05:00October 12th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

In the recent IPA/ConvergenceCoaching Road to Retention survey, an astounding 60% of the over 723 young accounting professionals we surveyed said the element of work they least enjoy is the hours.  As firms continue to move towards a flexible work environment, one of the biggest challenges is around this “time” paradigm. For instance, while 97% [...]

Sep 28 2016

Two Times the Benefits with Anytime, Anywhere Work™

2016-09-28T11:55:20-05:00September 28th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

Earlier this year, we launched a survey to collect information on the adoption of flexible work initiatives, or what we call Anytime, Anywhere Work™ programs within public accounting firms. We were pleased in this third year of conducting the survey to receive 160 distinct responses from firms ranging in size from small (2 – 5 [...]

Aug 18 2016

Want to Keep Your Next Gen? FLEX! Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey Will Show You How

2016-08-18T09:33:03-05:00August 18th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Recruiting|

We’re excited to present the results from the ConvergenceCoaching 2016 Anytime, Anywhere™ Work Survey, celebrating our third year studying public accounting firm flexible work initiatives. In this first blog in our series, we’ll share the highlights of this year’s survey with responses from 160 unique CPA firms.  In future blogs, we’ll dive deeper into some [...]