Why coordinated communication is everything at your law firm
Coordination is a key element in any organisation. What teleworking has taught us is that establishing proper communication with workers in our own department, and with workers in other departments, is an important step that will help us on our way to success
Here are some tips for improving intra-departmental rapport in your organisation:
- Report back
Constantly report on the progress of projects to your team, to other teams and to the organisation's management. It is important that you choose the appropriate channels for reporting (whether through face-to-face meetings, video calls). Perpetual feedback on progress, challenges and strategies will help your department, and the firm as a whole, to coordinate better and be more likely to receive support.
In the same spirit in which we need to maintain fluid communication with managers and other employees in other departments, we also need to ask them for advice, for help. We must also ask them to be objective and to be able to tell us what are the weak points of our projects, their viability.
The interesting thing would be to start by collecting opinions from the workers in our own department, and then to obtain them from the workers in other departments and, subsequently, to go to the managers. In this way, communication takes place from the inside to the outside.
- Fix the reason
You need to communicate to your co-workers the reason for each project. They need to know the "why" of the project. Once everyone knows this, and is perfectly clear about it, the tasks they choose will be aligned with the purpose of the project.