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Why law firms need design thinking now more than ever

Every article about law firms and innovation starts in the same way. They talk about the pressures the profession is facing: new competitors with alternative business models, regulatory changes, the expanding nature of the in-house View »

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Four types of design thinking workshop – and how to choose the best one for you

You know you want to learn design thinking to help you create products, strategies and solutions informed by what your customers really care about, but what’s the best way to do it? With so many View »

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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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Press clippings

Why remote innovation is a key part of your leadership toolkit

Innovation has become an integral part of the leadership toolkit; due to current global challenges this has rapidly accelerated to a new skillset which focuses on enabling remote innovation…

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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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