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resistance to change

Most people are resistant to change, and this is clearly seen in our field. The older they are, the more resistant they are to change, especially anything electronic. It’s really painful that in this technologically oriented age, we’re probably using more paper than ever. Printouts after printouts for the managers and above just because they’d rather see something on paper. If somebody does a study on which profession uses the most paper, the public accounting field will be up there in the rankings.
We can also manage to turn the cleanest room ever into a mess, almost like letting little kids let loose. Papers everywhere, files everywhere, all sorts of food items on the table, the phone probably hidden under piles of files. On top of that, our little hubs and internet cables make it look like a tech playhouse. It’s really something else.


Anonymous said…
Hi, I enjoy your insights as I am about to start in the Big 4 in Sept. I know about the redundancy in the job, but that is not my main concern. I found out my firm has forced rankings aka letting go the bottom 10%. How can I make sure I do not come close to that? Especially if there is so much monotony or lack of creativity built into the job.
notfordisplay said…
Appreciate your question -
Wow, that is surprising that your firm has forced rankings. It must be the region. GE does the same thing too. The area where I work in is really short of folk due to high turnovers so they're in desperate need of people, but then the same company's branch somewhere else is weeding out people.
Basically, to Cover Your Ass (CYA)so to speak, you need to network with the managers and above of the clients you're on. If you are unassigned, you should ask managers/seniors you've worked with to put you on clients. Now, granted, they'd have to like working with you. Be pro-active, like asking your superiors if they need help with anything. Make sure you stay above the fine line between slacking off and appearing to be a good worker. I can guarantee you that this will put you in the top 20% of the staff.

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