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This case study involved an activity analysis exercise for a global pharmaceutical business focusing on their EMEA in-house legal team that comprised 26 lawyers across 17 countries in 2010.
The context for this exercise was of a team managing an increasing workload, much of it routine in nature, but with a trend of increasing work and some signs of business dissatisfaction.
The original allocation (see figure 1 below) shows that the team as a whole spend two-thirds of its time on routine work. However, the graphic reveals a conundrum: had the lawyers more time to give to proactive engagement, they might be able to more effectively manage
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