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Fostering staff engagement by putting people first

February 22, 2018 Article 1 min read
With more than 3,500 staff, Plante Moran is "grounded in the belief that if you really want to be a people organization, you have to create an environment centered around high-touch relationships, transparency, and trust."
Image of people clapping at a presentationThe unique culture at Plante Moran is rooted in what co-founder Frank Moran once called his “grand experiment.” He wanted to create an accounting firm where the best practitioners couldn’t wait to get in the door and clients were lining up to receive unsurpassed service. Moran believed that to attract and develop talented people, it was necessary to subscribe to a system where values prevailed. In short, Plante Moran would be “a people organization disguised as an accounting firm.”

Today, nearly a century later, Frank Moran’s vision pervades the country’s 14th largest accounting and business advisory firm. With more than 3,100 employees, the Michigan-based organization is “grounded in the belief that if you really want to be a people organization, you have to create an environment centered around high-touch relationships, transparency, and trust,” says recently named partner Mandy Chardoul.

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