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5 lessons we learned from having to pivot at pace in a pandemic

Like so many businesses this year, all of a sudden we found ourselves having to adapt our approach – and quickly – to meet the needs of a new world. We wanted to share what we learned during this period, and to start a conversation about what others will take from 2020, too…

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How to be a great internal innovation champion

Innovation champions can come from any part of the business – whether they already have innovation-focused roles, or they’re somebody in marketing, HR, or operations with a passion for making change happen.

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So you’ve been to a design thinking workshop… now what?

So you’ve come away from a great design thinking workshop feeling excited about the incredible things you can do with your new innovation skills. But what can you actually do to start making use of…

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Design thinking: Making it pay off | The time barrier

Design thinking isn’t about adding to your workload, but changing the way you tackle it. In this article, we’ve collected some quick and dirty strategies that will help you meet your objectives faster.

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Design thinking: Making it pay off | Intro

In this series, we look at the four biggest obstacles to making design thinking pay off, and show you how to overcome them.

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Building a Culture of Innovation in Legal Services

The trends that are driving change in the legal sector are well known: clients demanding more for less, the billable hour under fire, shifting workforce demographics, the growing need for global reach.

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Managing Partner Magazine – Innovation Cover Story

Design thinking is new to legal services, but as innovation continues to rise as a top priority for law firms, the age of the ‘design thinking law firm’ may be upon us.

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Future Proof Me This…

Concepts like “future-proofing” strategy, that imply the ability to somehow foresee and guard against unknown future events, can sometimes carry mysterious and almost mystical connotations — especially when viewed alongside more prosaic methodologies in the modern leader’s toolkit such as LEAN or TQM.

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Press clippings

SRoundtable: GCs draw their nightmares

Over the past six months, an incessant stream of worries has troubled the minds of in-house counsels across the world…

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Slaughter and May – The Lens: Design thinking – listen to your user… but not too much!

In a legal context, design thinking can be applied to challenges being faced within a law firm, or by clients within their organisations.

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How global law firm DLA Piper is using design thinking to transform the business (Page 18)

“If our clients don’t want something, it doesn’t matter how excellent or radical it appears. It’s just not going to work.” Jana Blount, change maker, DLA Piper

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