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    Make Sure Your Working Wellness Plan Is … Working

    By Lean Adviser | May 9, 2022

    Just as in any legal project, monitoring is a continuous event, and Lean Adviser's core methods apply just as well to monitoring employee working wellness: Observation, Evaluation and Correction.

    6 minute read

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    An Associate Lost in Space Will Be an Associate Lost Forever

    By Lean Adviser | May 9, 2022

    The old paradigm of dropping a 20-pound stack of files on a young associates desk at 4:30 pm on a Friday with no instruction other than "it's due Monday morning" just doesn't fly anymore? Why? It's inefficient. It's wasteful, stressful, and it's demoralizing. This doesn't drive productivity, it drives the talent war.

    4 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    There's More to Working Wellness Than Weekly Yoga

    By Lean Adviser | May 9, 2022

    Real working wellness is about the work itself; the way of doing the work. The question which eats at the stressed associate each morning isn't "what work will I do today" or even "how much work will I do today?" it's always "how will I do the work today?"

    6 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    GC to Outside Counsel: Efficiency Should Accompany the Associate Pay Raises

    By Lean Adviser GC | February 24, 2022

    It's always on the firm to take the steps to train them to work in an efficient manner. It's important to remember that efficiency is not innate and it should be learned on the firm's dime. To help you understand the levels of associate efficiency within your law firms, you can ask them for details of their associate training and mentoring plans.

    4 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    Want Success? Invest in People

    By Lean Adviser GC | January 4, 2022

    At its core, an organization's culture is about showing employees that your company cares about them — at work and beyond.

    3 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    GCs to Outside Counsel: Lead with Purpose to Retain Talent

    By Heather Nevitt | December 16, 2021

    Leading with empathy, authenticity and purposefulness have not only been proven to drive employee satisfaction and retention, but have also shown to have a direct impact on driving innovation, creativity and, in turn, revenue.

    3 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    GC to Outside Counsel: Horizon Scan and Advise Through a Business Lens

    By Lean Adviser GC | October 21, 2021

    In a recent survey of global general counsel, 90% said there needs to be improvement among outside counsel in providing tailored, bespoke advice. To do this, your outside provider needs a clear understanding of how the business operates, and the imagination to tailor the advice through that lens.

    5 minute read

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    GC to Outside Counsel: Collaboration Necessary for a Lasting Partnership  

    By Lean Adviser GC | October 11, 2021

    Laying the groundwork for collaboration—including knowing who and who not to bring in the room, and giving business context to outside counsel—can be the difference-maker between success and failure for general counsel involved in business initiatives.

    5 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    GC to Outside Counsel: Embrace Data, Technology to Help Me Drive Strategy

    By Lean Adviser GC | September 17, 2021

    Technology generates data for lawyers to harness, as well as helping them to automate tasks that can be done more efficiently. So higher-value lawyers focus first on figuring out what your priorities and strategies are, and then the means to mine, analyze, and act on the data that helps deliver them.

    6 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    GC to Outside Counsel: Communicate the Right Way to Provide Value

    By Lean Adviser GC | August 10, 2021

    Outside counsel need to think of you as an extension of the business and provide you with actionable information and direction you can then take to your CEO. By doing that, they can get to be viewed by you as a business partner, someone who speaks their language, isn't a roadblock, and helps you get things done. That is providing real value.

    4 minute read

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