The Productive Culture Blueprint

The Productive Culture Blueprint book coverAs companies continue to seek ways to improve operating efficiency, they also face more legal and compliance issues than ever before. At the same time, the legal profession is being buffeted by a wide variety of trends with the power to force change in the way legal services are purchased and delivered. The Productive Culture Blueprint provides a methodology based on sound business principles and a real-life case study for building sustainable strategic productivity into the law department as well as enduring, effective relationships with outside law firms and a highly motivated and enthusiastic work force. Written for corporate law departments and their outside counsel, the book will help any organization energize its employees, transform its operations, and reap immense and immediate rewards. Click here to read the CBA Record review of this book.

Fact Sheet

Title: The Productive Culture Blueprint for Corporate Law Departments and Their Outside Counsel
Category: Nonfiction
Author: Debra Snider
Pub Year: 2003
ISBN: 1-59031-139-6
Format: Soft cover
Price: $49.95
Pages: 134
Publisher: American Bar Association Career Resource Center

Positioning Statement:

The Productive Culture Blueprint is a blueprint for addressing corporate pressures to downsize by improving operating efficiency, productivity and employee job satisfaction. Complete with a real-life case study, explanatory examples, and a variety of practical tools like sample job descriptions, mission and vision statements and vendor management tactics, the book offers proven business know-how in a straightforward, easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. It will give corporate executives, in-house and outside lawyers and other leaders and managers what they need to increase productivity, eliminate waste and build strong, scalable, efficient and adaptable organizations with aligned, satisfied employees.

Intended Market:

General Counsel, corporate law departments, outside law firms, other executives responsible for staff functions who want to increase productivity and job satisfaction, eliminate waste, and focus on what matters most so as to do more with less

Selling Points:

  1. Straightforward, easy-to-follow theory, strategies and tactics for working smarter and easier instead of harder
  2. Builds a complete model that covers analysis of appropriate tasks, highest and best use of human resources, strategic vendor/partner management, and process and resource efficiency to achieve defined mission
  3. Chock-full of specific strategies, explanatory examples and practical tools, including case study, sample job descriptions, mission statements, goals, task analysis methodology and vendor management motivations and tactics
  4. Breaks down complex organizational design principles into simple, useful chunks, with examples to make them even easier to understand and follow
  5. Includes persuasive, cutting edge Not So Modest Proposal for Change that suggests changing the legal services industry’s business model to emphasize client service over technical expertise and thereby increase quality, profitability and job satisfaction
  6. Author is a sought after public speaker who leaves audiences enthusiastic, energized and inspired. Snider has the credibility, the contacts and the following that result from a highly successful 20-year career as a lawyer and senior business executive in a major US city. She is offering more than nice-sounding theory; she has already produced exceptional results using the strategies and tactics she advises readers to try

Where to Purchase:

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