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Communications and the simple ‘Power of Asking’

Twitter is a reliable bellwether of organisational pre-occupations. With confidence, I can report that client engagement is trending in the minds of many business owners and legal tech commentators. For instance, this recent exchange got me thinking about not only the importance of asking what people want, but how you ask:

Topics: Work smarter Competitive intelligence Communications Business strategy

How to improve your writing skills immediately!

We all have quirks in our writing. For many years I enjoyed constructing long sentenced, semicolon studded, purple prose. This isn’t ideal when you are embarking on academic study so I learned to self-edit and proofread.

Topics: Productivity Work smarter App review Business skills

What is the difference between Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management?

Topics: Productivity Work smarter Knowledge management Organisational learning

Do more with less - 8 ways to have a productive 2018

Ah, new year. Time for our annual barrage of “new year, new you” adverts and the never ending pressure to create a whole host of new year’s resolutions that, deep down, you know you’ll never keep. It’s no wonder that the January blues hit us so hard. But what if, this year, we tried something different? What if we tried doing less?

Topics: Change management Productivity Work smarter Attention management

What does it take to build a successful library team?

It’s clear that there is no set path to becoming a Librarian. Many Librarians will have started out with careers in other fields and ‘side stepped’ over into Librarianship. Others will have begun with an internship or as a Library Assistant following their undergraduate degree in order to get their foot in the door. So what does it take to build a successful library team? If the backgrounds of Librarians are so diverse, is there actually a formula for a successful team? Or is it all guess work?

Topics: Work smarter Collaboration Business skills

SLA 2016 - The value of the Indispensable Librarian

There’s no rest for the wicked, or so the saying goes. That’s certainly true for us here at Linex, as soon as BIALL finished Matthew - our CEO - and I were on a plane bound for Philadelphia and SLA, excited to catch up with our US colleagues. We were looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with a conference full of such a broad range of attendees - from the Knowledge Manager to the Information Analyst - and SLA certainly didn’t disappoint.

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Free ebook: Striking the balance between Content Curation and Automation

We are living in a knowledge economy. In an increasingly competitive industry, the one true differentiator left between law firms today is knowledge. What one lawyer knows over another could be the deciding factor over who wins the case.

Topics: Work smarter Content management Automation Legaltech Curated alerts

7 quick tips to improve relationships with frustrated lawyers

In a high pressure environment such as law firms it’s to be expected that, on occasion, tensions are going to run high, and legal librarians often find themselves facing the brunt of this. For a workplace to be productive, however, communications need to be as open and positive as possible. So here are seven quick tips for improving relationships between librarians and lawyers for our legal librarian readers:

Topics: Productivity Work smarter Communications

Stop drowning in content and use Automation to simplify your life

Does your job feel like trying to keep your head above heaps of content? It’s time to take action to stop wasting your time and increase your current awareness.

Topics: Productivity Work smarter Current awareness Content management Automation

Portable standing desks

My desk is of the traditional sit-down variety, but the handy standing converter is an oft-used addition to my office equipment. I am a huge fan, and use this in particular for online meetings and important calls, as well as to alter my posture throughout the day.

Topics: Productivity Work smarter Agile working