New team culture in progressive agile law firms
Coach: Karla Schlaepfer
Language: Selectable in English or German
Duration: 30 - 40 minutes
Why should you as a legal professional work in teams? Lawyers are qualified experts who regularly work alone, right?
In our digital world, hierarchies are proving awkward and often inefficient with too narrow focus. In the large majority of businesses and organizations in Germany, hierarchies have become flatter and team work standard. What prevents law firms from acting this way? What are possible benefits?
Where are the pitfalls? In the legal and tax fields, this lack of team or interpersonal engagement results in a clear neglect of rich skills, diverse abilities and potential innovative solutions.
1 + 1 = 3 even in legal enterprises. Robust team cultures can improve office environments, employee engagement and drive innovation. Good functioning mixed teams require thoughtful creation and continued support. Agile leaders enhance the capabilities of teams in such a way that motivation, self-organization and personal responsibility thrive. Some analysts predict future legal developments will increasingly take place in self-organizing teams and partnership networks.
Above all, it is a matter of questioning and re-designing rigid thought structures in order to build and try something new, dynamic and with a clear, defined purpose. Go ahead -what’s stopping you? For example, what about experimenting with interdisciplinary or cross-competency teams?
In this mini-coaching thought provoking no-nonsense coaching questions will help shine a light on the status-quo in your particular situation and what prevents you from learning how to change it.
Karla Schlaepfer is offering single mini-coaching sessions and Legal Design Thinking Workshops at the Legal®Evolution Expo and Conference 2018 in English and German. Reserve your place online, here: (add link)
With her unusual cross competencies and qualifications as both a certified systemic and HPI design thinking coach, Karla Schlaepfer challenges legal business teams and individuals to venture out of their comfort zones, take on new perspectives and find self-determined, creative solutions to problems.
A great way to learn more: check out her book and blog here: www.das-dynamische- unternehmen.com. Karla’s next publication is an E- book, “Design Thinking? Frag mich was!” and is available here: (add link!)