Bringing rigor to the innovation process

Bringing simplicity and rigor to the innovation process

Familiar challenges? Below is a list of a few challenges innovation managers frequently mention when coming to us. For their innovation and tech efforts, they wonder how to: Prioritize projects among the many opportunities  Secure resources for these proactive/internal projects Get buy-in for the implementation All of these challenges are symptoms of the same problem. […]

Setting innovation teams up for success

Setting innovation teams up for success

How do you make sure that all of your innovation projects deliver valuable outcomes? How do you set innovation teams up for success? It has been the main motivator to develop our online T4|YIP program. Dr. Floor Blindenbach knew it could be done. Once the online program was developed, we then needed teams to prove […]

Law 2030 podcast with Dr. Floor Blindenbach-Driessen

Law 2030 podcast

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative featured Dr. Floor Blindenbach in their Law 2030 podcast. This podcast focuses on the many changes afoot in the legal profession and implications for lawyers, law students, clients, and leaders across the industry. The Law 2030 podcast was started in 2021 and brings […]

Who is responsible for the future of your law firm?

The world is changing rapidly with regards to technology, security, international agreements, and national laws. So plenty of work out there to keep lawyers busy. However, that does not mean you can neglect the growth and future of your law firm. Who is going to make sure you stay on top and keep up with […]

Checklist for the Do It Yourself (DIY) Innovator

Are you a Do It Yourself (DIY) Innovator? Either by choice or by necessity? No worries, we have you covered. For each of the steps of the innovation process, the checklist for the do it yourself innovator explains what to focus on. The checklist The checklist provides you with: An overview that shows you what you […]

Three ways to organize for innovation in a law firm

More and more law firms are jumping on the innovation bandwagon. Meantime, many law firms are still on the fence.  In this blog we compare three ways to organize for innovation in a law firm. Depending on the size and ambitions of your firm, you may prefer one approach over another.

A Novel Approach to Business Development for Managing Partners

The Managing Partner Forum publishes the outcomes of their managing partner surveys each year. The results reveal interesting details about the challenges managing partners face. This year, 69% of the participants indicate that their main challenge is productivity, 63% face pressures on their billing rates and 53% struggle with increased competition for clients. To address […]

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Leading Brexit?

Many law firms seem to have identified Brexit as a great opportunity to deliver novel high value services. How to stand out? 

We Are Innovative, Aren’t We?

When it comes to actual legal work, lawyers can innovate like crazy. Corporate lawyers have designed some of the most innovative (and profitable) financial instruments around; litigators are always finding new angles from which to argue cases, and so on. Where we have trouble innovating is in our two main professional mechanisms: practice management and client relations.

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Why’s it so Hard? Innovation Management in Professional Services Firms

  Transforming ourselves is not particularly new. To serve our clients, we have to constantly adapt, accepting, responding to and shaping rather than ignoring disruption. This quote is from a recent Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) article on disruption and professional services innovation.

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Why Matter Center Matters

Microsoft released Matter Center to Git Hub today (Dec 17, 2015). Matter Center is a great opportunity for legal IT and could be a defining innovation for law practices. So, what is Matter Center and why it matters to Law Firms and corporate councel?