General Counsel teams like yours are feeling the heat. You are under pressure to deliver more, faster—yet maintain precision and reduce risks. But how? If you were any other department in the company, you’d have software tools and processes to improve throughput and increase the visibility of your impact.
For answers to GCs’ Covid-heightened challenges of today, we can mine intellectual gems of the recent past and fictitious future. Let’s tap the wisdom of heroes from the automotive world and fictitious deep space. First, we’ll put on Henry’s hat and look at the way you create value for your clients—your legal service chain—and share his wisdom as a production engineer. Then, we’ll put our space helmets on to learn what we can from a Hollywood spaceship crew.
Henry Ford did not create the automobile, but by inventing the assembly line, he pumped out Model-T cars faster and more efficiently than ever. When you break down your work, with Henry’s production-engineer mindset, you and your office crew do similar kinds of things for your clients over and over. Considering your team’s situation, Ford’s approach is prophetic: standardize. systematize. specialize.
As Henry Ford famously said, “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” Taking Henry’s approach to your legal service chain turns time wasted into time well spent. By applying Mr. Model-Ts approach to your legal service chain, you’ll gain:
As space pilot, the Hollywood Ford (no endorsement, explicit or implied) showed that in just over 2 hours, a small team can attain its goals—overcoming constrained resources, and daunting challenges to win.
He demonstrated that by relying on trusted technology, and a skilled crew who could squeeze everything out of it, one's team can succeed. What are the takeaways for your legal operations? Choose battle-tested technology, bring together a trustworthy can-do team with deep expertise—who have worked together before, and who know how to bring out the best of each other’s strengths.
Applying Mr. Hollywood’s technology and team approaches to your legal service problem solving:
In the words of our action hero “Ya know sometimes I amaze even myself.” We look forward to helping you and your team be amazing.
While Henry and Harrison’s wisdom can set you on the right path, don’t stop there. There’s more to learn about GC team’s path to less stress and more appreciation. mercanix, NetDocuments, and DocuSign have teamed up to create a whitepaper with 7 Recommendations for Optimizing Your Legal Service Chain. Click here to download.
NetDocuments is the #1 cloud-only document and email management provider for law firms and corporate legal teams that helps professionals store, manage, and protect millions of documents each and everyday. mercanix, a certified NetDocuments partner, is the creator of mot-r — an innovative legal service chain platform that offers workflows, unbounded internal and external party collaboration, and service requests that compound the productivity, power and security of NetDocuments. As a team, we’ve helped many GCs overcome their operational challenges with our problem-solving attitude and battle-tested, cloud-based technologies.
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