Magic wand exerciseStrategy Day
Magic wand exerciseStrategy Day

The following Practice Management guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Magic wand exerciseStrategy Day
  • Question
  • Exercise 1: working group instructions
  • Exercise 2: aggregating each working group’s votes


If you had a magic wand with no limitations, what changes would you make to the firm?

Exercise 1: working group instructions

  1. 1

    Break up the group into smaller groups of 3–4 people to brainstorm their thoughts—record all magic wand wishes on a flipchart.

  2. 2

    After a period of discussion, all delegates should individually identify the top five magic wand ‘wishes’ they think would have the greatest impact on the firm.

  3. 3

    All top five ‘wishes’ should be recorded on a separate flip chart—see Table 1 below—indicating the ‘wish’ and placing a cross under the initials of each delegate who wished it. Alternatively, you can simply use the chart below.

Table 1
Wish Name: [eg KA] Name: [eg ED] Name: [eg AW] Name: [eg LS] Total votes
[Insert wish, eg Increase chargeable rates by 20%] [x] [x] [x]   [3]
[Insert wish]