Creating value for your organisation

Creating value for your organisation guidance:

Scenario: The team is working hard, but demand is increasing and resources are tighter than ever. The usual edicts have gone out from the business to do more with less,...

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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...

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We have long stated the view that an outstanding in-house team has four characteristics: in effect, its 'signature profile'. These characteristics are: • meeting known...

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This Practice Note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on boosting quality, productivity (by way of a better coordination of work effort and...

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Assembling your data Ideally you will have agreed with a firm the format in which it provides work-in-progress updates on the matters it is handling for...

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In this practice note, we develop a simple schematic to help identify, establish and manage a key performance indicator. In this case, the indicator is about shortening...

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This Practice Note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on developing programmes to raise legal awareness within the business. Helping clients gain...

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This Practice Note provides guidance for in-house lawyers on the use of competency models to development talent within their teams and includes a sample competency model...

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There are four ways in which you can encourage business colleagues to be more coherent in the way they use the legal team: • raise their legal awareness so that they are...

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Reporting work in progress (WIP) is often the bane of a busy team’s life. Reports which look the same from month to month, which we suspect are not read let alone...

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The LexisNexis Advisory Board met on 19 January 2012 to discuss how in-house legal teams can use metrics such as staffing, spend, income and client satisfaction to...

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Performance management is part leadership, part creating the right environment, part having an appropriate strategy and part ensuring individual contribution has a sense...

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What is Lexcel? Lexcel is the Law Society's quality mark for practice management and client care. Lexcel is designed specifically for the legal sector. There are two...

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This Practice Note contains a PowerPoint team brand workshop template and accompanying notes to help you run a workshop with your team to determine what key...

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Watch an interview with Funke to learn more here. • Understand the business goals and strategy Work with senior stakeholders, such as general managers/managing directors,...

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This Practice Note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on being a team player by supporting colleagues, working with challenging colleagues and...

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