The importance of building good habits for business growth
Technology is often considered a means of speeding things up; to get tasks completed quicker, and to increase productivity. Whilst these are great benefits, they only focus on the immediate outcomes and neglect to take account of the long-term benefits of utilising technology for business growth.
Long term business growth and success can’t be achieved simply by speeding up current processes. They can only be achieved with effective business foundations – and without the right systems in place, growth without scalability can result in disaster. Implementing the right technology solutions into your firm enables you to build a solid digital platform from which effective processes and good business habits can easily be implemented, scaled, and adapted.
“Business is a never-ending quest to deliver the same results with the least effort”.
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits
Building good business habits is the idea of creating a foundation of seamless and effective processes that help achieve maximum output using as little resource as possible. When standardised, effective processes are agreed upon and implemented using practice and case management software, those actions can be performed without thinking, or better still, they can be automated, therefore freeing up resource to focus on the bigger picture.
Good business habits, when supported by technology, provide freedom from the daily tasks to focus on the activities that will impact a law firm’s future success, such as building marketing and business development strategies or nurturing client relationships.
When combined, good habits have big impacts for your team and firm. Technology facilitates the implementation of good habits that achieve a streamlined operation – and when these become the norm, you’ll reduce errors, over-head costs and the cost of being compliant. You’ll also increase employee happiness, sales opportunities, enhance client service, and importantly, achieve your goals quicker.
Digital solutions help firms to build good habits in the present that enable them to meet their future goals. As well as reaping initial gains from automating processes, increasing efficiencies, and improving productivity, technology enables firms to easily manage the day to day running their business, so that resource can be refocused on driving growth, achieving goals, and maximising potential.
Originally published in Modern Law Magazine, Issue 56, Grow your business.