Don’t Underestimate Communication with Staff

Businesswoman giving presentation at meeting14 best practices, plus 22 ideas just for fun.

By Marc Rosenberg
On Staffing

To paraphrase Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, communication is one of those things that are hard to define but you know it when you see it.

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It’s always been my opinion that CPA firms operate much too secretly. Partners err on the side of NOT telling staff what’s going on, even in such innocuous areas as new clients, changes in health insurance, office changes, adoption of new software and the like.