Riding waves of change in business

Heading the Roberts & Morrow Business Advisory division, Derek Repp (right), joined by Roberts & Morrow Partner, Clint Bourke (left) and owner of Nucleo, Andrew McCann for the first ‘Navigating Change’ seminar.
Heading the Roberts & Morrow Business Advisory division, Derek Repp (right), joined by Roberts & Morrow Partner, Clint Bourke (left) and owner of Nucleo, Andrew McCann for the first ‘Navigating Change’ seminar.

Technological change and automation are becoming increasingly prevalent in everyday business. With the resulting disruption, businesses are facing new challenges and opportunities in navigating change.

Those of us in regional Australia should avoid complacency in this area, as some of the most significant automation and efficiencies have been created in the agricultural and regional enterprise environments.

With this in mind, earlier this year, Roberts & Morrow hosted an event on this very issue.

The keynote speaker was Michael McQueen, a multi-award winner speaker, trend forecaster and best-selling author in the space of navigating change. In his presentation, Michael addressed many timely topics, including: the future of robotics, driverless cars and nanotechnology.  

“Any experienced surfer knows how important it is to keep one eye fixed on the horizon,” said Mr McQueen. “While a wave is still forming a long way off, that is the time to start paddling, to get into position and get ready. Leave it too long or fail to move at all, and you’ll be wiped out as the wave crashes you.

“It’s much the same when looking to ride the waves of change. Smart individuals recognise how important it is to have one eye firmly fixed on what lies ahead. Failing to identify and prepare the waves of change will set any business or professional on a collision course with irrelevance or annihilation.”

Roberts & Morrow is no longer just a compliance-based accounting and tax practice, the firm is focused on helping clients grow, prepare for the future and navigate change.

Roberts & Morrow has also commenced a series of seminars in partnership with the Armidale Business Chamber, the second of which will take place Thursday 19 July at the New England Regional Art Museum. Roberts & Morrow is also planning to schedule events in Tamworth in the coming months.

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The firm is excited about introducing a new Business Advisory division to its range of services.

Derek Repp heads this division and shares a passion for assisting businesses and individuals drive performance and prepare for the future. Derek joins Roberts & Morrow with extensive experience in change management and performance management.

“Business owners are the subject matter experts for their business,” said Mr Repp. “Roberts & Morrow’s role is to compliment that subject matter expertise with advice leveraged from our firm’s financial expertise. “Areas in which we regularly help clients are cash flow management, business planning and performance management.” If you are looking to grow your business and maximise performance, now is the time to talk to a business advisory specialist.

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