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Culture club: changing your organisation’s mindset to unlock opportunities

Resourcefulness may not be a skill you’ve learned at law school but it could be what your firm now needs most, explains Nicola Jones

1 March 2019

The most powerful thing a firm can do right now is to give its people permission to bring their innate talents to bear on the opportunities and challenges of their everyday working lives. In short; to allow them to be resourceful. 

Time and targets are central to the law firm’s existence. This is something else. This is about a different kind of contribution.

Our social, economic and political landscapes are changing radically. For those of us who grew up with the echoes of world wars resonating in our lives and the Cold War an everyday reality, the speed with which old certainties have fractured can be hard to countenance.

How do law firms react to such difficult times? Traditionally, we might have looked to our leaders to tell us what to do, but I think we have to recognise that there are no ready answers.

Responsiveness is an imperative; direction equally so. As I heard one speaker say recently, “If you are delivering on your strategy, you...

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