Sarah Land
For Immediate Release:

Bellevue, NE, December 16, 2020 – ConvergenceCoaching®, a completely remote national leadership and management consulting firm that works exclusively with accounting firms, has announced the release of their 2020 ConvergenceCoaching Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW) Survey Results Summary today. In its fifth edition, the ATAWW Survey examines the adoption of flexible work practices in accounting firms across the country.

 "This year's survey was unique as remote work became a top priority inside firms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic," stated Renee Moelders, Partner at ConvergenceCoaching. "We were intrigued by the findings from our biennial survey, which mostly point toward more remote going forward after the pandemic. Firms expect to see more remote work for team members AND remote service delivery to clients, too. Firms are investing in remote and flexible work in new and exciting ways, an encouraging finding considering the reactive nature that many firms operated from earlier in the year."
The 2020 Anytime, Anywhere Work (ATAWW) Survey Results Summary is a comprehensive document that outlines significant findings and trends from the ATAWW survey, along with best practices and strategies to help drive the successful adoption of remote and flexible work programs in firms. The 2020 survey featured a series of questions pertaining to firms’ reaction to the pandemic and their projection of what will be like post-COVID-19. Some interesting findings include:
  • 81% of firms surveyed indicated they expect to have an increase, or a significant increase in the number of people working remote post-pandemic
  • Directly related to this, 30% of respondents foresee shrinking their office footprint while
  • 62% expect to make no change – neither expanding nor shrinking their space
  • 55% of respondents reported they have developed (29%) or are working on (26%) remote internship programs
“We've been talking about the benefits and ‘how tos’ of supporting remote work and workplace flexibility since our inception 20 years ago," said Jennifer Wilson, Partner and Co-Founder. "Firms that were further down the road with their Anytime, Anywhere Work programs fared better in the rush to remote. However, new entrants are accelerating their own progress in flex and remote due to increased leadership buy-in for these programs and they’re catching up quickly with their more progressive firm competitors. The survey results can be a beneficial resource as firms look to leap ahead in this area,” continued Wilson.

 

The full Survey Results Summary can be downloaded here.

To learn more about the survey results, consider purchasing the webinar recording “First Hand Look: Findings From Our 2020 Anytime, Anywhere Work Survey” from November, or check out the Inspired Ideas podcast on the topic here.