Last week, we dove into an article recently put out by the ABA on women in legal. We got the chance to have a great conversation with Valerie Fenchel on working mothers and women in the legal industry in general. However, though it was an amazing conversation, we couldn’t end the conversation there.
As important as discussing issues like this is, taking action is even more important. It is through the actions they take that law firms can affect change. So today we are talking all about taking actions within our businesses to support the ideas and causes that are important to us.
To discuss this, we will go through a few different things. We’re going to talk about values and how to understand what your firm believes and supports. From there, we’re going to discuss company culture and how important it is to running a business. Finally, we’re going to teach you specific things you can do to reinforce the culture you want in your firm.
Start taking action now by listening in!
- How to figure out your personal values.
- What firm culture is.
- How establishing a strong firm culture helps your bottom line.
- Why you should make your firm culture public.
- Why you should never hire someone who doesn’t fit your culture.
- Actions you should take to support your firm’s culture.
- Examples of some of these actions.
- Why reinforcing firm culture includes supporting both your team and your clients.
- How to enrich your firm’s diversity and limit your unconscious bias.
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1. Think about what you stand for and stand against. Really dig into the values you want to represent to your team, clients, and community.
2. Work with your team to define these values – we recommend aiming for no more than five.
3. Identify specific actions you can take in your day-to-day business that reinforce your culture and values.
- We talked about some examples for policies and systems to encourage work/life balance, your team’s personal and professional growth, and giving back to clients and community.