Planning Your Office Space

Traditionally, most people plan the outside of their new building first. Only after that plan is complete do they focus on the space plan for the inside. You may want to consider doing the opposite, and thinking “inside the box” first.

The Great Quest to Be Organized

Could your disorganized work style lead to health problems? Yes, says Sandra Seick RN, the director of cardiovascular development with Providence Hospital. Chaos leads to stress, which takes itself out on the body. The primary organ affected by stress is the heart. Eat right, exercise and reduce your stress, advises Seick.

Integrated Legal Office Systems Lead to Productivity, Part 5

Good listening skills help us avoid miscommunication with co-workers, which reduces stress and improves individual and office productivity. One of the listening issues I’ve found in many practices is that there is not time set aside on a daily basis for the people in the office to communicate face to face.

Integrated Legal Office Systems Lead to Productivity, Part 4

When we prioritize our tasks and schedule our time, we DO minimize Stress. Maintaining balance in our lives is so important and sometimes it is hard to do. Use a simple system to prioritize tasks, schedule your time for yourself, colleagues, and clients, and minimize stress by paying attention to ergonomic factors.

Integrated Legal Office Systems Lead to Productivity, Part 3

Over the years I’ve learned there are different learning types in most offices – visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. The people who are kinesthetic will be the least likely to want to convert to a total scanning system. These are the people who will re-print a scanned document to read it. In Lee’s Keys #3, improving efficiency, reducing steps is crucial to organizing your legal office.