How to effectively manage remote teams with technology

How to effectively manage remote teams with technology

 

For the legal industry, technology offers increasing potential to power faster, more efficient working practices. With greater transparency over business operations firms can have more visibility over their teams, as well as more control over cost and risk.

In the current crisis, the industry has shifted to managing legal teams remotely on a more permanent basis, these potential benefits have come sharply into focus for many legal teams and firms. So, how can you harness technology to make the best of this challenging situation? And what are the pitfalls to watch out for?

 

Here are a few aspects you may want to consider:

  • Cloud-based platforms, video-conferencing and chat software, e-signature programmes, and other tech tools are helping to replicate normal working practices while teams are socially distanced during COVID-19. If used correctly, technology can help teams stay in contact with each other, look after their clients, and stay informed with the latest legal updates almost seamlessly.

    Our LexisNexis’ practice note Choosing and using cloud services can be used for further guidance on this topic. It covers the security implications of using cloud services, maintaining backup and access as well as how to ensure the integrity of the data.

  • Video-conferencing, is a vital tool to replicate your day-to-day meetings with clients and your team. Zoom and Microsoft Teams are popular options, but it’s important to get buy-in from your IT function, as well as your clients, to assess which might be the right fit for your firm.

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Amy leads the content marketing strategy for LexisNexis UK, writing thought leadership and product content for marketing campaigns, insight reports and legal industry magazines. She is an established writer and researcher, having contributed in national publications, such as City A.M. and Financial IT. She is also one of the writers and digital editors of LexisNexis' insights blogs, the Future of Law and the In-house blog.