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Coaching teams

Teams are the building blocks of how work gets done in the law. High functioning teams don’t just happen – they require constant 'care and feeding'. Read more...

Vibrant workplace culture optimises business success

Workplace culture is something you can hear, see and touch. It comes out of the principles, behaviours, conduct, words, attitudes, decisions and relationships of people. There is no ‘one size fits all strategy’ but a vibrant culture positively influences business outcomes.  Read more...

Law office culture - what it is and why it matters

Law organisations often don’t critically examine their culture, yet there are benefits in doing so. Understanding your law office culture can facilitate change, identify untapped potential and minimise impediments to success. Read more...

From part-time lawyer to part-time employer

Rachael Dewar is a strong advocate for flexible working arrangements. She describes her own experience, including 12 years as a part-time partner in a medium-sized law firm, and explains how being flexible benefits her own firm, Rachael Dewar Law. Read more...

Flexible families seek employment solutions

Both parents can benefit from flexible working arrangements and research suggests that the desire to stay home with the children is not polarised towards mothers, with an equal share of mums and dads saying they wish they could be at home raising their children rather than working.
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Seeking a competitive advantage? Be gender diverse

Mary Cranston, who has been named one of the two “best law firm leaders in the United States” believes that law firms that get it right in terms of having a good number of women partners are going to have a significant competitive advantage. Read more...

Building a great team is a matter of trust

Trust is not just a soft, social virtue but is a hard-edged economic driver. Clients and your reputation demand it and, as an embedded part of your practice, will enable a more profitable, collaborative and competitive environment. Read more...

Healthy workplace habits to be addicted to…

Advisors often talk of the importance of a systematic approach to doing business. Less talked about, but no less important, is how we create and maintain personal work habits. Creating clear, meaningful and actionable habits help produce better outcomes for our clients and organisation. Read more...

Last updated on the 24th June 2016