Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW)
In March 2020, most of the U.S. marketplace transitioned to remote work overnight, to sustain operations and maintain the health and safety of their stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. This major shift caused the entire accounting profession to re-examine their views and strategies related to remote work. For years, there has been traction on flexible and remote work as talent have sought ways to integrate work and life, but this “rush to remote” has created a new, accelerated openness both in mindset and practice inside many firms.
Forward-thinking firms are looking to leverage that openness to break down geographic barriers in recruiting talent and sourcing clients, differentiating their firms with a flexible culture, a willingness to develop remote team members and deliver remote client services, too.
ConvergenceCoaching has been operating in a 100% remote and flexible environment since our inception in 2000. We are true pioneers and advocates for Anytime, Anywhere Work™ (ATAWW). By combining our own experience with best practices from our accounting firm clients, we help firms like yours build a more flexible and remote culture. Whether you’re seeking help to launch or evolve your remote work initiatives, learning programs and webinars to smooth the transition to a more flexible environment, coaching for your managers on how to ensure accountability and productivity in a remote environment, or expanding your services outside your geography, we have many resources and options to support you.
Benchmarking and Best Practices Survey
To achieve a highly flexible culture, it’s crucial that accounting firms understand how to deliver excellent service from anywhere, at virtually any time. Firms must continually progress their flexibility “profile” to keep up with rapidly changing marketplace expectations and flex and remote innovations.
With those considerations in mind, we facilitate the biennial ConvergenceCoaching®, LLC Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey examining remote and flexible work practices in accounting and consulting firms. The goal of the 2020 survey is to learn about firms’ recent remote work shifts and what they project for remote and flexible work as they re-open their offices and the country recovers from the pandemic.
Access prior year survey data here:
2018 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey Results Summary
2014-2016 Results on our blog
Anytime, Anywhere Work Coaching and Consulting
Let us assist your firm’s evolution to making remote and flexible work a competitive differentiator. We can help your firm develop and implement new flex and remote programs, elevate existing programs, or coach your people managers on how to effectively inspire, manage and deliver feedback to team members in a blended environment that includes both in-office and remote personnel. Our ATAWW consultants will understand your firm’s goals and guide your HR professionals and other leaders to build a high-performance, blended environment that will attract NextGen talent and clients.
For the last 10 – 15 years, accounting and consulting firms have been increasingly focused on developing more specialized offerings by service and industry. Remote service is a natural extension of that evolution by allowing firms to extend their reach and work with clients outside of their traditional service area. We can support you in creating remote service delivery and sales methodologies that transform your ability to acquire and serve clients independent of geography.
Firm Learning Programs to Support Anytime, Anywhere Work
We facilitate interactive and personalized learning for teams on communicating, collaborating, successfully operating, and managing others in a flexible and remote work environment. Our sessions also cover delivering services to your clients in a more flexible manner, independent of geography and utilizing online tools and resources already available in most firms. Here are a few examples of our most popular ATAWW sessions, which can be customized for your firm’s programs and delivered remotely or in-person.
- Successfully Managing Remote Talent
- Winning When Working Remotely
- Going Beyond COVID-19: Making Remote a Permanent Competitive Advantage for the Future
- Successfully Delivering Services to Remote Clients
- Remote Business Development in the Age of Social Distancing
- Remote Work: Maintain Your Sanity and Work Productively with COVID-19
Contact us to learn more about our ATAWW coaching and consulting services or to explore facilitating a learning event for your firm.