I’m often asked for advice on how legal managers help their project teams better interact and share information. If you manage litigation support, for example, communication problems can cause missed deadlines and other hiccups in the e-discovery and document review process.
To stay organized and meet the critical deadlines that come with the document review portion of the process, litigation paralegals and other team members have to work well together. Here are four ways a project manager can improve communication and reduce frustration:
1. Identify the source of the problem.
2. Set the example for good communication.
3. Make sure you are fully engaged.
4. Build up your team.
Every work team experiences communication problems every once in a while. While normal, the project manager for document reviews needs to take quick action to make sure the hiccups don’t turn into something more serious. Renew your litigation support and paralegal team by following the above steps; consider it a tune-up for your well-oiled machine. With your guidance as project manager, your group will likely be back to producing high-quality results again in no time.
Read the details of the 4 ways to improve communication at Robert Half Legal.