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Changing to a Non-Linear Accounting Working Day

Rob Brown and Lucy Cohen of Mazuma the demise of the standard working day in accounting firms and fintech to a non-linear more flexible employee strategy.

It’s the “Insights in Accounting” show, every Tuesday to 150 countries and 30,000 accounting practitioners, fintech specialists and influencers in the accountancy, CPA and bookkeeping space.

In today’s episode 19, “Changing to a Non-Linear Accounting Working Day” with special guest Lucy Cohen, founder of innovative UK accounting firm Mazuma.

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Key takeaways from this episode include:

➠ “Some employees are breaking up their working days into a few hours at a time, doing tasks flexibly and asynchronously in the new world of work.”

➠ remarks on the bleed of personal and work life for accounting and fintech professionals

➠ why the traditional 9-5 workday is both unwanted and unrealistic in today’s professional world

➠ the merits of a flexible approach to working and what really motivates employees

➠ the importance of setting boundaries to avoid an ‘always on’ hustle culture that distorts work life balance

➠ “It’s no longer really about effort and time spent, it’s about creating the best outcomes. As the nature of work has shifted, so too has the way workers want to optimise how they do that work” Aaron De Smet”

➠ how greater flexibility leads to greater productivity and inclusion in a modern workplace

➠ the main message to leaders shaping culture and managing a modern, non-linear workforce

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