Collaboration: Breaking Each Task Down into its Many Parts, the second installment of my Practice Tips series with David Bilinsky on law firm collaborations, is now online.
Here's a snippet:
There are infinite variations on this theme, but irrespective of the size of your group, the questions for planners and team-players remain the same: Who can handle each small step involved in completing a single, broader task most competently? Most efficiently? Most cost-effectively? How can seamless handoffs be achieved? What structures can be developed to enable each contributor to maximize his or her value added?
By breaking major tasks down into smaller component parts, rational systems can be developed that allow tasks to be optimally shared among your practice group.