What single change would significantly increase your daily productivity? For example, some lawyers start the day with at least one email-free hour of work by checking email before arriving at work and not checking it again until a designated time. Other examples of self-imposed productivity rules include limiting non-billable / non substantive internet usage to a personal device stored out of sight, out of arms reach. The key is to identify and bear down on your biggest productivity killer until you beat it.
Practice Management Coaching for Lawyers
Practice management coaching helps attorneys with their responsibilities and challenges beyond legal analysis and advising clients. Making changes in practice management usually includes trying out and finding new tools, systems or processes that work for you for one or more aspects of your workday:
Planning Time management
Time keeping Productivity Email management Procrastination Communicating Relationships Leadership Running effective meetings
Process development Organization
Billing Collections Retainers Fee setting Technology
Delegation Hiring and firing
Managing employees Managing up Firm leadership development
Practice group management Business unit and department management
Coach’s Corner Bar Practice Management Tip: Time management and in-person interruptions – – If colleagues sit down in your office without asking, and hijack your time, try standing up and moving towards your door as they start to enter. Even just standing up before they get very far into your office can send a subtle message and do the trick.