In a world driven by technology innovation, it is encouraging to learn that three quarters (76%) of legal IT management believe the current legal technology market can meet mid-market firms’ strategic needs. It is less encouraging, however, to discover a serious disconnect between the perception of the IT lead and the firm’s Managing Partner, according to new research from Alternative Events.
Diversity and inclusion isn’t a tick-box exercise – it’s makes legal businesses more competitive by aiding recruitment and retention and bolstering productivity. This month we speak to SME management leaders to find out how firms can become truly equal businesses.
Lawyers – and particularly small firms – are attractive targets for hackers, while a tough new data law spells big trouble for companies that mishandle clients’ information – cyber insurance could be the answer.
Law firms traditionally operated in a seller’s market and were built to benefit lawyers – which might explain why so many are bad at adding value to their services. How do firms change to become truly client-centric businesses?
Organizations are filled with systems that help their employees accomplish everyday tasks. We can think of these tasks, and their associated business systems, as “ducks.” The different departments within your organization are also going to use different kinds of ducks to get the job done. As we all know, different departments work together despite their need for different kinds of systems. You must be sure to get your ducks in order. While these systems are necessary, it can be like… herding ducklings.