Anyone who works at a law firm knows all too well the importance of productivity. We live and die by the firm’s billable hours. The good news is there are ways to work smarter, not harder when you leverage technology. The even better news? The same goes whether you have in-person or remote teams.

Power-up Your People…Wherever They Are

Managing a remote staff can be challenging. Collaboration can sometimes feel forced and those one-off office conversations don’t happen as naturally, but remote work has its own set of benefits including cost-saving measures for the firm as well as positive opportunities for employees.

If you have a remote workforce, first focus on these key areas and then further enable your team to be their most productive with these tips.

  • Automate repetitive tasks – Your team can be most productive when they’re not stuck inputting manual data or completing other repetitive tasks that can easily be automated. To enable a productive team, first cut the fat by automating pretty much everything.
  • Consider tools like ChatGPT to radically reimagine your business practice – There are many ways law firms can use ChatGPT, including as a tool to get more clients.
  • Focus on outcomes – Reward results, not hours worked. Not only does this help boost productivity, but it also creates a positive workplace culture.
  • Stay organized – Nothing is more frustrating than searching for files that are mislabeled or in the wrong folders. Use a tool like Notion or another project management solution to stay organized and ensure everyone has access to the files they need to do their job.

Lastly, with a remote workforce, it’s important to remain flexible. Everyone has their own tips and tricks for maximizing personal productivity. Some work best in the mornings, while others like to focus hard for a sprint session and then take a short break. You’ll run into trouble if you start micromanaging how everyone else on your team spends their time. The most important thing to keep in mind is the end result. Set goals, track performance and measure results. For help with automation and other ways to improve productivity for your remote workforce, just get in touch with us at Honeycrisp.

Luke Kumanchik

Entrepreneur, programmer, backyard farmer & Dungeon Master Extraordinaire.