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E43: Do you know what your client wants or needs? process improvement Jul 29, 2020

Last week, we introduced you to the Practice Accelerator Framework, our step-by-step approach to process improvement based on DMAIC.

Today, we are focusing on the first step which is defining...

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E42: Do you have a process for process improvement? process improvement Jul 22, 2020

This week, Gimbal’s Tip of the Week goes back to basics with the Practice Accelerator Framework. Based on the Lean theory of DMAIC, the Practice Accelerator Framework gives you an effective,...

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E41: Perfect is the Enemy of Done industry challenges process improvement Jul 15, 2020

 

We believe that “perfect” is the enemy of “done,” and how that one word can undermine your ability to pivot quickly and succeed in the face of adversity.

This...

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E40: 5 things successful firms do well industry challenges productivity Jul 08, 2020

This week I would like to introduce you to the 5 things successful firms do well, and the one thing you need to focus on to achieve them all.

It starts with how you define success. Many firms...

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E38: All you need is one good idea process improvement productivity Jun 24, 2020

Today’s tip is simple. Always keep learning. No matter how good you already are at running a practice, you can always learn more.  

You don't have all the answers and you are never going...

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E37: One way to stop procrastinating and start doing Jun 17, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the power of community. How sometimes it takes a village to nurture an idea, and that without a support network to share issues, problems, and concerns with,...

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E36: Stop wearing all the hats and delegate process improvement project management Jun 10, 2020

Research suggests that most lawyers spend only 2.5 hours a day on billable legal work. The rest of the time, they are wearing other hats: accountant, HR manager, photocopy repairperson, web...

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E35: Sometimes it Takes a Village to Nurture an Idea matter management project management Jun 03, 2020

This week we are talking about one way you can increase your chances of success when you are improving your practice: find yourself a community.

Change is hard. You may be the only person in your...

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E34: Avoid staffing headaches: here’s what some firms are doing case study matter management May 27, 2020

If you have been following us for a while, you already know how enthusiastic we are about matter management boards. Here are links to our October 2, 2019, and to our March 18, 2020, posts on the...

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E33: Need to cut costs without sacrificing quality? This tool can help process improvement productivity May 20, 2020

We’re a couple of months into self-isolation now, and it’s becoming increasingly obvious that work isn’t going back to normal any time soon. Even if we open up our economies, it...

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E32: Show Me The Money: The ROI of Process Improvement process improvement productivity May 13, 2020

One of the things we get asked all the time is: if I put the effort into process improvement, will it be worth my time? Basically, they’re saying, “show me the money.”

Asking a...

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E31: It’s OK to admit you’re not perfect matter management productivity May 06, 2020

If you aren’t spending as much time working with your clients as you need to;

If you aren’t as productive or profitable as you’d like;

If you’re suffering under the weight...

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