Managing a disorganized law firm costs you time and money. But not every lawyer has the time to get organized. Some don’t even know where to begin. The truth is, getting things organized means you’ll have more time to dedicate to attorney marketing and your firm’s growth. It’s a task you shouldn’t postpone or put on the backburner.
Where should you begin?
Most people have success by beginning with their immediate workspace. Clear the clutter off of your desk, as well as your computer and other electronic devices.
Once that’s done, you can breathe and come up with a strategy for the other spaces. It helps to create zones so you can organize in chunks and not feel overwhelmed.
Set aside time when you don’t need to worry about client issues to get organized. It might be a challenge to set aside other responsibilities to focus on organizing, but it’s time well-spent.
This is one of the biggest challenges of organizing – finding the time to do it. Rest assured, getting your firm organized and getting systems in place to stay organized is well worth the effort you invest.
Understand What Organizing Can Do for Your Firm
Organizing your workspace offers so many benefits.
It improves communication. It boosts mental health for yourself and others on your team. It allows you to commit more time to growing your firm and investing in attorney marketing. It makes it easier for clients to trust you and feel confident you’re able to handle their case. It’s easier to focus on work when you’re not surrounded by clutter. The list of benefits goes on and on.
Once you’re organized, you’ll be able to move on to things you’ve been putting off like implementing new marketing strategies, updating your website, or expanding your firm. If you’ve put off getting organized, now is the time.