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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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Storyboarding for Better Solutions

In recent years, storyboarding has moved off of artists’ easels and into the boardroom, as many of the benefits long appreciated in other industries are realized in the realm of business.

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Enough creativity for today, now get back to work

In 2012, a very revealing study was conducted by the folks at Adobe to get a sense of how important global executives thought creativity was for business.

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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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