Law firms run solely on human talent and interaction. There is plenty of effort that goes into the making of a good law firm, and having a good connection with your associate lawyers is only one of the many aspects involved.
However, keeping a good rapport with your associates in the law firm determines how well your firm is likely to grow and to what extent. Here are 5 reasons as to how you can ensure that your associates and you work together productively and in harmony.
- Flexible timings:
You don’t necessarily have to be a freelancer to have flexible timings. Make sure you provide your lawyers and team members some freedom to choose their own work hours. There is no harm in doing this if their productivity is not being hampered. This is especially important for mothers and parents of small children, in general.
While on the topic of flexible timings, be a little generous with granting paid leaves too. Again, your first priority must be getting work done. And if the goals and deadlines are being met, there is no harm in giving away a few leaves when asked for.
- Feedback and reviews:
Go around personally to let your people and team members know what you think of their job. It is important to give your own personal reviews and client feedbacks about their work. If it is a word of appreciation, they will be glad to receive it. If not, they will put in harder and better work next time.
- Personal attention:
This is synonymous with giving your team members individual reviews. However, you even need to know what they are good at and where do they fall short of needs. You need to segregate them according to their strengths and weaknesses. Doing so will ensure that every member of your law firm puts in collective and deliberate first in order to bring to you the best results and the best possible business outcomes.
Summing it up:
True that the above-mentioned ways and methods are only a few when it comes to keeping all your associates together, but they form the basis of all interaction. In addition to this, there are plenty more other ways and methods that you can use to make sure that your law firm is able to hire talented lawyers and retain them better for its smooth functioning.