In Reno, casting off the shackles

image Congratulations to Mark Bailey and the whole team at Mark Bailey & Co. for being named the Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today for a second straight year. The article specifically identifies the trashing of the timesheet as the reason for their tremendous success.

“We threw out timesheets,” explained Mark Bailey, the firm’s managing partner. “But the motivation to throw them out is that they didn’t really reflect the value of the service that was being given. What we came to realize very quickly was that a timesheet is a control tool.”

The 16-person firm decided that controlling professionals didn’t drive productivity; instead, it hampered innovation and creativity.

The entire article is available on-line and will be printed in December 14, 2009 issue of Accounting Today.

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