Standard Operating procedures are a must, also implementing the proper training to include teaching technology to new firm employees or current firm employees to update your process. Here you can find some guidance get started for your firm’s Standard Operating Procedure: http://blog.affinityconsulting.com/113-standard-law-firm-operating-procedures
- Setting your team up for success shows your clients and your employees that you are working to have an effective system. It helps to have a streamline way to work throughout your team that way you can help to fill in when needed or catch up.
- You can save minutes of your time with automation of documents and workflows simply by clicking a button that will give you a step by step. No more, “I forgot” no more missed deadlines or wrong names sent out on letters. Entering your data correctly into your technology system will help your firm produce better work product.
- When you are all working remotely (or even in one office) it is important to have an organized manner of your File structure and naming conventions. (For example, using Case Number, Last Name, First Name-Deposition, Date.) Using the same process every time will help your employees be able to be effective and productive no matter where they are working.
Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.Napoleon Hill