Christopher Rivera     Nov 20, 2020     2261

This article shows the summary of Procrastinators and Adapters Accountants. There are 4 types of Procrastinators, the performer, the self-deprecator, the overbooker and the novelty seeker. 

Are you waiting for this corona nightmare to end, so that you could start rethinking on your firm's offshore staffing strategy?

Let us tell you, the impact of this pandemic is sure to last for long even if its vaccine is discovered tomorrow. If you are still delaying your strategies on offshore hiring up till the end of this pandemic, 

  • First you don’t know (nobody has a clue) when this is going to end, or
  • You are likely to end up in the last phase, outdistanced by a long trail of early adopters.

They say that there are four main types of procrastinators

  1. the performer, 
  2. the self-deprecator, 
  3. the overbooker, and 
  4. the novelty seeker. 


Figuring out which group you're in can help you break out of your procrastination patterns and maybe even turn in something early.


  •  The performer who says, "I work well under pressure"

This procrastinator forces themselves to focus by shrinking the time they have to tackle a task. For many of our clients, the real reason behind this is perfectionism. If you're tight on time, there's no way the task can be done to your unreasonably high standards anyway, right? For others, the issue is simply falling back into old patterns and beliefs that we have about our 11th-hour saves. No matter what, being in the habit of putting pressure on yourself is not sustainable.

  •  The self-deprecator who says, "I am so lazy right now"

This procrastinator is the opposite of lazy, so when they don't do something they are extra hard on themselves. We see this a lot with our male clients. They tend to blame inaction on laziness or stubbornness rather than admit they are tired. What they really need is to be more compassionate with themselves.


  • The overbooker who says, "I'm so busy"

This procrastinator is a pro at filling up their calendar and is often overwhelmed. "I'm so busy" is probably the excuse we hear most often. Interestingly, some of the busiest people we work with get the most done. When busy-ness comes up as an excuse for not doing something, it's usually an indication of avoidance. Rather than facing a challenge head on or admitting they don't want to do something, it's easier to place the blame on having other important things to do.

  • The novelty seeker who says, "I just had the best idea!"

This procrastinator has a terminal case of Shiny Object Syndrome. They're constantly coming up with new projects to take on - and then getting bored with them a week later. They're intrigued by the latest trend and will be quick to implement but not follow through. They are great at making decisions and taking action. However, they end up inadvertently losing a lot of time and burning out because they don't take consistent action in one direction long enough to see results. Many of our entrepreneurial clients fit into this category.


Offshore staffing for accounting firms is all the more relevant today when remote working is the new normal. And as they say, the best day to start was yesterday, the second best day is today


Damon Gamble CPA, one of our client says:


We got in touch with entigrity actually online. We received the email for the email campaign we reached out to the company. We are currently currently using outsourcing services so we decided to take a look and take a look at their company to see what they had to offer and reach out to the company and we've been happy so far with their services.


Well initially like I said we were not happy with our initial results with outsourcing. We basically was not happy with the end product that we received and then also when we initially got started on outsourcing we will always basically never had the same person who same dedicated a person working on our on our different type of tasks so we tried that but it's a lot of inefficiency as far as the management of workflow and also the end product in the deliverables but not the results that we expected.

So initially we stopped doing outsourcing and made this Lora operative because my past experience made us what I rested but when you we decided to move forward with Entigrity but what I can honestly say is what I liked about their model is you really have a dedicated staff person. We actually interviewed that person and tested that person so we kind of had an idea what the work product was going to be what the end product was going to be. We were to work out all the inefficiencies and it really has helped us grow our firm to be more efficient in a workflow as well.


We've been a little bit more than happy with the end results thus far with  minimum standard for most staffing basically provides a solution to the normal challenge that all midsize or small companies face and that's you know finding the proper remote staff and yes you will still have to properly engage and train your staff but once you get through those hurdles you will see a great end product. So of course you're going to have to still engage your staff that you're dealing with remotely but with today's technology you can leverage technology and the course to collaborate with a staff member and communicate with that staff member properly. Train that staff member so you can have a more efficient collaboration to the workflow and with that proper training and engagement with your staff member that will allow for that staff member now to understand your processing so you can be more efficient in your workflow. 


Currently we have about three remote staff employees working for us now and there's been nothing but refused and like I said it's been a great opportunity been a great decision to decide to do the remote staffing. I definitely recommend this to any medium-sized small business to take a look at. The best is that the staffing model is definitely a different model. 

It helps you to run a visible effective and efficient and you will see the results of the profits fall to the bottom line and cost savings so I definitely recommend the most active to any and midsize and small business.


So it’s time you stopped procrastinating the idea of building your offshore team.

555+ accounting firms have hired offshore accountants, tax preparers, tax reviewers, bookkeepers, tax seniors, audit associates, admin executives, marketing coordinators etc. through Entigrity Offshore staffing.

Entigrity™ is a trusted offshore staffing partner to over 500+ accountants, CPAs and tax firms across the US and Canada. Our flexible and transparent hiring model gives helps firms of all sizes to hire staff for accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation or any other task for 75% less cost. As a firm 'run by accountants, for the accountants', Entigrity captures the hiring needs of accounting firms most precisely, providing staff that works directly under your control and management, still you are left with least to worry about compliance, payroll taxes, overheads or any other benefits. 


About The Author

Christopher Rivera

Director, Client Relations

Christopher Rivera, Chris serves as a Director of Client Relations and Business Development at Entigrity. He is an expert at leading and managing teams actively from the front. His expertise in sales, training, coaching, mentoring and influencing combined with his competitive nature makes him a strong leader.  Chris has traveled through the length and width of the country and has spoken with more than five thousand CPAs, understanding their challenges and limitations. On the grounds of that, he can now easily provide opinions and solutions that can be immensely helpful to the professionals. He has also represented Entigrity at a number of major accounting conferences and networking events.

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