Three months ago I asked “Is it old fashioned to be a boring accountant?” The responses to that article on AccountingWEB varied from those who accept that they are boring, to those who recognise that others may find them boring, to those who delight in being perceived as boring.
Clearly being boring or being perceived as boring is not a problem for everyone. In this follow up article I want to outline one of the key things accountants can do to reduce the number of people who consider them to be boring. If you don’t mind being associated with the archetypal boring accountant then this article is not for you.
When I say that ‘Boring is Optional’ some people suggest I am wrong to focus on this issue. They say that by doing so I am perpetuating a negative image of accountants. If I thought that were true I would stop. But I am quite sure that the stereotyping needs no help from me. This is evident even simply from my tracking of references to “boring accountant” on twitter. There are new posts every day, many from young people, hundreds of whom seem convinced that all accountants are boring.
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- Social media
- Talking about accountancy
- Lighten up
- What is your own position?