Troutman Pepper’s innovation committee partnered with Framework Consulting to custom-build a platform that is a forward-looking survey tool infused with AI that simplifies the challenges of workload allocation and capacity planning and can potentially measure stress impacts using the volume of overtime work on associates. This platform, Engage, was inspired by challenges that arose while everyone was fully remote—practice workload grew, and leadership needed a better system for determining who was available to take on matters. The previous system required weekly surveys in order to generate a report on availability. With Engage, practice leadership can now access how much availability an associate has at any given time.

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