The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. ~ excerpt from the Agile Manifesto
Do you want your law firm to be nimble, more efficient and profitable? In our previous post we wrote how easy it is for agile-thinking law firms to motivate their employees. However, according to the agile methodology, the best results in business emerge from teams that are also self-organized. The reason is that they don’t lose each others time for unimportant projects and tasks.
Tidy up your firm!
“Is there a simpler way to get this done?” This is the one question you and your colleagues should always ask yourself. To have an organized team, you should get rid of the tasks that detain the workflow and distracts your team from the important ones.
For example, is there an employee who is making research on a topic that is not required? Maybe sometimes two or more people happen to work on the same task, writing, editing and emailing the same document multiple times?
These are all examples of the so-called “over-processing waste.” The most important thing you need to keep in mind is that over-processing doesn’t add value to your firm, and it doesn’t help your co-workers be more efficient and organized. So, what’s the solution?
Implement organising-driven legal management solution
The unnecessary work your team executes can be easily eliminated with the magic technology does. Automated document assembling will save your team time and headaches for preparing, writing down and proofreading the complex legal documents and will give them peace of mind.
Shared calendars will keep your employees perfectly coordinated because they’ll be able to view each other’s assignments, tasks and project deadlines. They won’t idle away half of their time searching for a slot. Instead, they’ll click twice with the mouse and will immediately see it.
How often does it happen to somebody from your team to wait for another person to complete a particular task in order to start theirs? We solved this problem for our users very easily with notifications showing when a certain task is finished. Meanwhile, they can work on different assignments and ultimately optimize their time.
Keep up with the deadlines
One of the best motivators for getting things done is to set deadlines for your co-workers. If you have colleagues who tend to postpone their projects and tasks, simply set a close coming deadline. The pressure of a deadline will force them to complete their activities on time, especially when it comes to large project plans.
That’s why it is important not to set too distant deadlines because your co-workers will feel calm and might ease off. Instead, try to break a huge project into smaller pieces of activities and deadlines. Thereby, the workload will seem manageable, and your employees will stick to the plan.
Is your team self-organizing? You can help them work more efficiently with LegalTrek’s legal practice management solution!