(based on scope, size, geographic footprint, and complexity)
Law firm leaders often treat business management, and change management, as an arcade game of whack-a-mole. They lurch from strategy to strategy, tactic to tactic, putting out fires and addressing key client needs and rainmaker demands, only to see minimal short-term results, let alone sustainable long-term benefits. And when new leaders are elected, they lurch in opposite directions, replacing c-level executives and issuing bold new policies and initiatives, but with similarly meager results. Management of any enterprise is challenging, but leading a law firm through the most significant market disruption in a generation requires a dedicated, multi-faceted, multi-year, cross-functional approach that yields real alignment.
Aimed at leaders of 100+ attorney firms committed to thriving, not just surviving, in the new market economy, this assessment addresses all of the moving parts of the firm eco-system. It starts with understanding where we are today, starting with the 3 Ps:
We continue through additional Ps such as:
Profitability, and much more.
If firm leadership isn’t willing or capable of embarking upon a comprehensive change effort, they’re better off dialing back investments and harvesting profits until the market corrections decide the firm’s fate. Our P+ Assessment is designed to provide law firm leadership with a candid review of the firm’s numerous change initiatives and their relative effectiveness compared to industry best practices.
What programs are in place, and how effective are they?
What programs are missing, and why?
What business processes or infrastructures are inadequate, and why?
How do we measure success on a firm, practice, office, and individual level?
How do we establish objectives and hold ourselves accountable?
The assessment is intended to guide firm leadership in establishing a long-term, multi-faceted, comprehensive change management plan that improves upon all the Ps of a modern law firm. Within 90 days, we deliver a report and presentation to the firm’s executive committee outlining challenges and areas of opportunity to help prioritize firm investments.