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Small-firm practitioners: How can they cope with the fast pace of change?

One of the largest sources of work for our firm is from accounting and law firms who need specialized domestic and cross-border tax advice. Such practitioners are great friends of our firm.

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?