Leveraging technology to be more efficient is a great way to help your law firm grow. Keeping up with the current technology and being mindful of the ever-changing needs and wants of not only clients but employees can set you apart from your competitors. Here are a few tips from Attorney at Work to help set up your firm for the future.
- Make your “office” available everywhere. You don’t need to get rid of your physical office space and send everyone to work from home. You and your employees may still enjoy going into the office to work together or see clients. But, as work-from-home or hybrid work cultures continue to become the norm, having the ability to work remotely is becoming more important. If your employees can be productive at home a few days a week, make sure that your firm is equipped to run virtually. This includes utilizing cloud-based software and document storage, giving clients and employees the option to attend meetings virtually, and ensuring employees have the equipment they need at home.
- Bring your firm to your clients. Of course, it is great to meet with clients face to face, but having the option to meet virtually over Zoom can be helpful to them. In times when you may have just called a client with an update, it can be helpful to hop on a quick Zoom call instead so that you can be more connected. Signing documents does not need to be done in person, as you can use a service like DocuSign to make paperwork easier on your clients. You can also use technology to send texts, emails, or client portal updates instead of having to always call.
- Expand your net for experienced employees. You used to have to limit your search for talent to the area outside of your office, but the best team isn’t always in your area. Now, with the option to work remotely, the hiring team can expand their search to find the best fit with a wider net.
The needs and preferences of your clients are so important, and they change as the world we live in changes. Keeping up with technology not only helps you be more productive but also helps you keep up with the clients you are serving. Check out the full article here.