One of the sessions we’re looking forward to at the NACVA “super”
conference next week is a panel of young practitioners who will share their
perspectives on the profession. At NACVA’s spring conference, we covered a
similar session (with different panel members). One interesting remark that
the panel made was that they tend to question the status quo (which is a
good thing) and they need senior firm members to explain to them why things
are done the way they’re done. This goes not only for firm procedures, but
for valuation approaches and methods as well. This should not be taken as
being confrontational, but rather because of just sometimes being in the
dark. Management should welcome these questions because they will help get
buy-in from the younger generation. But, also, these questions may trigger
some second thoughts about why some methods have perpetuated—possibly
because it’s the way everyone else has always done it.
The conference will be Dec. 14-16 in-person from two locations: Park City,
Utah, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. You can find more information and how to
register if you click here.
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