Monday, July 11, 2011
The secret to a successful client relationship? Teamwork.
J. Richard Hackman's "Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork" at the Harvard Business Review's HBR Blog Network. Lawyers may have know all along that conflict and face-to-face interaction and hard work lead to greater success, but they should still be able to learn something from this post. And they should: when you frame the lawyer-client relationship as a team dedicated to achieving your client's business and strategic and personal objectives, figuring out how to make that team more successful becomes your principal priority. Because if you don't, your client may just decide to change teams. And that's not good for anyone.