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The Top 5 Budget Items Law Firms Will Try to Slash in Response to COVID-19

Are you getting pressured to cut expenses? The COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to the economy, and with it comes much uncertainty about 2020. When business is declining or the marketplace is starting to panic, firms start making decisions they hope will protect them. Months or years later, some…

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10 Steps to a Successful Rollout: A White Paper

A successful software rollout doesn’t just happen.  It requires methodical planning and precision execution. Much needs to be done early in the planning stages to rally support for the project.  “Selling” your plan to all of the firm’s personnel will help things run more smoothly.  No, you don’t need to…

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Delegating in a Virtual World

By Michael Timms | May 12, 2020 Getting things done through others has long been thought to be the primary goal and challenge of leadership. However, the more we learn about people and performance, the more we understand that there is another factor leaders must be concerned with: employee engagement. Ensuring that employees…

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The reason (video conferencing) Zoom calls drain your energy

Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring – and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’? By Manyu Jiang  22nd April 2020 Your screen freezes. There’s a weird echo. A dozen heads stare at you. There are the work huddles, the one-on-one meetings…

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Pandemic VIII: Law firm transitions

law firm transition planning April 21, 2020 by Jordan Furlong Posted in: Law Firms There is so much speculation right now on “The Right Way” to lead our people and manage our offices when we loosen the restrictions and people start to go back to work. Assuming the market…

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8 Tips for Balancing Your Jobs as a Remote Worker and Caregiver

The women I work with are inspiring, brilliant businesswomen, incredible writers, and are well-traveled and creative – and most also are balancing all of that with caregiving, both as moms and/or caring for loved ones. We usually work from an idyllic location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, but as the novel…

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That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

HBR Staff/design/Getty Images Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we’re commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people. But…

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Overcoming the Barriers to Collaboration

Joint effort: teams of scientists are more productive than individuals © Getty While being interviewed for a podcast yesterday morning, the host asked me what I saw as the primary trend for the future of law firms. Although my answer is simple, the work behind it…

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Innovation Is Not A Strategy

Business strategy is about anticipating and planning for the future. Strategic innovation is about creating a future where your firm is poised to be on top. The two are different and must work together—and that’s a real challenge for firms. It may feel good to encourage spontaneity and creativity, but…

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Managing Complex Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with saying, “The only constant is change” around 500 BC. This idea rings true today. I get a close view of the complex change nonprofits face when we do strategic planning together. Managing complex change is inevitable, and it’s something we could all understand a little better. Here is…

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