In our technology driven world, we’ve developed a new branch of humor dedicated solely to technology “hold-outs” that invariably includes our grandparents, rotary phones, and foot stomping resistance to anything that disrupts the status quo. The same is true for companies that introduce, on a large scale, a new tool or new process that will require employees to pivot and follow an unknown course. These new ideas can be met with disdain, fear, and even outright defiance. So how can we ease resistance and encourage full participation, particularly when there’s clear evidence that the new tool or platform will make them more productive? Here are 4 ways to help the transition toward progress.
There’s no denying it, the entire business landscape is being changed by various factors, and corporate law is not immune from this transformation. In the past decade or so, the rise of high internet speeds, collaborative business technologies and ubiquitous system access via the cloud have all combined to elevate the way deals get done in business - including the role and placement of corporate law in this process. Here are three principal ways the corporate legal industry is changing to become more engaged in the process of business negotiations and contracting: