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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

Some days, it seems all I do is meet with people. Despite the fact that meetings fill my calendar and take valuable time, meetings are part of the work. On top of client (my favorite), software partner and team meetings, I’ve instituted a new set of meetings – weekly one-on-ones with each of our managers.

During these one-on-one meetings, we brainstorm answers to difficult decisions in the department, such as how to communicate a new policy or defining new procedures. We also go through the To-Do List. This conversation forces my managers to create one if they didn’t have it already, and to be accountable on a regular basis.

My hope is this collaborative process will allow for open discussion about what gets in the way of getting things done so that we, as a company, can continue to grow. It is worth the time it takes to meet with everyone.

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About Marjorie Adams

Our head QuickBooks trainer and guru, Marjorie Adams, is Founder and CEO of Fourlane, Inc., an award-winning consulting firm and Intuit’s #1 QuickBooks Reseller Partner. Fourlane’s team of experts offers several QuickBooks oriented services including consulting, training, programming, integration, and more. Over the years, Fourlane has helped over 10,000 customers across many different industries with their QuickBooks accounting software. Marjorie Adams is considered one of the top QuickBooks trainers in the country. She was listed on CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 in 2014 & 2015, and has been recognized as Intuitive Accountant’s 2015 QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor of the Year. Marjorie sits on Intuit’s VIP Program, is a frequent contributor to Inuit Accountants News Central, and has developed Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise Certification training. She has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, American Express Open, the Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

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