Eleven Ways to Improve Communication within Your Law Firm
The digital age has made it possible to communicate with virtually anyone in the world (or in the workplace) without ever leaving your desk. At law firms, this decrease in human engagement, combined with the emergence of cloud technology and the growing popularity of virtual staffing, has made it harder than ever to effectively communicate with colleagues.
Here are some best practices to enhance communication at your firm:
No. 1: Establish trust
The foundation of effective communication is trust, and the best way for law firm leaders to lay that foundation is to build a strong rapport with employees. Do this by showing a genuine interest in people, empathizing with their challenges, and following through when you offer assistance.
No. 2: Don’t abandon in-person meetings
Yes, most people don’t like meetings, but they are necessary when it comes to managing a law firm. To allow everyone to contribute and keep team members from feeling isolated, consider hosting in-person meetings on a regular basis. Face-to-face interaction can pay dividends when it comes to making sure everyone is on the same page with shared goals.
By using key strategies to make every meeting more valuable, meetings can become a valuable tool in improving communication, planning, and execution of strategy at your firm.
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