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As the world becomes more complex, small-firm accountants and lawyers can have a very difficult time keeping up with the pace of change that occurs around them.
Some, including me, struggle with implementing change. I heard a quote recently that struck home: “People tend to endure the pain of the present rather than risk enacting change.”
I think there’s wisdom in the above quote. Coincidentally, I was asked to write on this topic for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Prairie Provinces Tax Conference and I presented my paper on May 29, 2012 in Winnipeg, MB. I was flattered to write on this topic notwithstanding that I am not an expert in change management. However, I have been a small-firm practitioner for over 20 years and have a lot of experience in dealing with change – interested to read my thoughts, please click here. Feel free to give me your feedback. How do you deal with the fast pace of change?