Your law firm is a business. Like all businesses, growth and profitability is paramount. You want to see your client base grow and your profits increase, year on year. Even more importantly, you don’t want to go backwards just because you are so involved in the business you need to keep your eye on the bigger picture. You may have other goals – opening another office or being recognised as experts in a niche field. Whatever your measure of success, you want it to endure.
But creating consistent, long-term growth can prove elusive. Many businesses hire more staff in an effort to kickstart stagnating revenue. They will continue doing the things that have brought them success so far, failing to realise that, just as they made an improvement or streamlined a process before, so they will need to do it again if they want to continue growing.
The only true way to generate long-term growth is through the regular introduction of change to create new ways of doing things. For many businesses, including law firms, the clearest path to continued success is through the regular implementation of new technology in an ongoing cycle and implementing a culture of innovation ensuring those in your firm are accustomed to continuous improvement.
There is a famous George Bernard Shaw quote “Progress is impossible without change”, Download Richard Hugo-Hamman’s whitepaper ‘Stay ahead of the Curve’.
That will provide insight into the importance of innovation and progress to ensure the long term success of the law firm.