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David M Daggett CPA

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David M Daggett CPA - Good Employee Management is a Must

David M. Daggett is an experienced accountant and entrepreneur who’s enjoyed a lot of success in both aspects. He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1986 and after working for Deloitte opened an accounting firm that became a solid practice in a few years. Mr. Daggett has also successfully established a body armor manufacturing company in his career, one that he eventually sold after overseeing 400% growth.

In all his business wisdom, Mr. Daggett knows that it is important to have a motivated workforce in the building. Motivation is a function of many factors, with one of the most important being the management style used by senior staff. In a small business with more direct lines of reporting, this may not be a huge issue. For large corporations, this is very crucial. For both scenarios, however, good management is important for overall productivity.

Many top level managers are likely to be focused on employee performance. This is all well and good, but it becomes counterproductive when it shifts into micromanagement. Focusing on every move and decision by employees can leave them frustrated and stifled.

Management level staff should know that allowing some level of autonomy to the workforce brings more benefits than drawbacks. When you show employees that you trust them to act in the best interest of the company, it can lead to more productivity. Once in a while, management should step back and let people be.

David M Daggett CPA is a partner at Lee, Cochran & Daggett, CPAs, LLP. The firm is focused on tax preparation, planning, and audits of pension funds.

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