Protecting firms from a ‘change failure’ | AccountingWEB

Protecting firms from a ‘change failure’

Guest practice editor Mark Lee talks to transition management expert Stephen Harvard Davis of Assimilating Talent about how to avoid the common pitfalls many firms face during corporate restructuring exercises.

Talking to partners in larger firms, it's clear that a lot of them are currently restructuring teams, generally in an effort to reduce costs and increase productivity. After weeks and sometimes months of detailed planning, a programme of change is implemented.


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AnonymousUser | | Permalink

I’ve been involved personally in a practice change program and seen a number of firms really struggle to make a success of change. I’ve formed the opinion that accountants are too nice! Do you think a key issue is management not being willing to confront “issues” of teams and team members?