The title say it all !
Well, actually the full title is "The Lawyer’s Guide To Collaboration Tools and Technologies, Smart Ways To Work Together" by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, but, you get the picture, right?
Generally I try not ot wander too much away from trial presentation tips but, in this case I’ve got to comment about a much ballyhooed book that covers almost every aspect of communicating within a lawfirm not only with your peers but with your (all important) vendors as well.
This book is an excellent A to Z treatment of something we all take for granted: Communication with one another.
The authors take a no-nonsense approach to the obvious (and not so obvious) and guide the reader through the mechanics of effectively coordinating not only the workflow in a firm but efficient methods of coordinating that workflow.
From effectively and (more importantly) efficiently using email,to exploring the use of "Wicki’s", Blogs and RSS Feeds this is the ideal guidebook for those serious about productivity and workflow communication within the firm and with the firms’ (outsourced) vendors.
I feel that the firm that takes the time to invest in this guide and actually take the methods to heart (and actually implement them) will have the advantage of a coherent presentation based on solid information management and execution. Which, in turn, makes the work of your vendors that much easier.
While the "Guide" is loaded with prime examples of effective communication techniques you’ll probably only need to adopt a few (depending upon what you currently have in place) to see an overall improvement in your product.
Do yourself a BIG favor and buy the book; it’s one of the better investments you’ll make for your firm.