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All teams need to be able to be able to achieve consensus to be successful.

We have a tried and tested have method for quickly getting your eyes on the opinions of your team and achieving consensus.

Whilst Legal Business Owners and Partners usually have a grasp of most of the problems in law firm, this is such a tricky area for transparency and honesty. In our experience, colleagues speaking truth to ‘power’ – or just even being 100% candid and open with each other and with management – is not what actually happens in most legal practices.

In particular those organisations which are more hierarchical than others: the less willing junior colleagues are to speak up. And some organisations simply don’t value honesty and transparency, sometimes because it is felt will open a ‘can of worms’ to which they do not have the expertise or resources to address. So, how can you plan to overcome any challenges that your staff are experiencing, if you don’t know what these are and more importantly what they really need or want?

These themes beg the question: how can you support your team and involve your talented lawyers and staff in the development of your business?

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What is Polis and how can it help?

Polis is a user-friendly real-time conversational tool for gathering, analysing and understanding what large groups of people think in their own words – thus giving them a voice and you up-to-date real information. It is the most effective interactive staff survey tool on the market. It is a super-fast tool for providing Legal Business Owners and

Partners with invaluable data on which to build highly effective teams. It is a cultural game changer.

This is because Polis software anonymously collates the very best ideas within a group of people and the builds consensus around those very best ideas. This means that there are no limits to the number of participants and this makes it a very inclusive tool as everyone can be included in real time.  Thus, it becomes a key step to ensuring to be able to reach out to your employees in a supportive way that quickly engages them to open up and generate ideas about what would enable them to perform to their best. a productive workforce.

Also obtaining ‘buy in’ to your proposals can be challenging if you don’t have time to ‘talk’ to everyone or even the managers about their concerns. Often this is compounded by a leap into action driven by a sense of urgency which can lead to implementing initiatives that either miss the mark or are short term to solve an immediate problem.

A by-product of Polis is that it creates a collegiate and happier workforce. Why is this important? A recent study by Oxford University’s Business School has highlighted that “Workers were about 20% more productive in weeks when they were happy as compared to weeks when they were unhappy. But they were not spending more time in the office or taking shorter breaks. In fact, they were simply more efficient with their time.”

How does Polis work for you?

As the independent trusted advisers, we guide you in setting the statement on your chosen topic and then seeding the anonymous conversation to promote responses. Moderation by us is done is real time. At the end we produce an overview and a detailed report enabling you to build a legal business with engaged lawyers and staff. 

Polis vs Survey Monkey Comparison For Law Firms

Here are the pros and cons of using survey monkey or pol.is in a law firm to make the best internal decisions and conclude on which is the best for a law firm

As a law firm, it’s important to have effective tools and processes in place for making informed and well-rounded decisions. There are a number of options available for gathering input and feedback from staff, and two popular options are SurveyMonkey and pol.is. In this article, we’ll compare the pros and cons of these two tools to help you determine which one might be the best fit for your law firm.

SurveyMonkey is a survey tool that allows users to create and distribute surveys online. It offers a range of features, including customizable templates, a variety of question types, and the ability to analyse and visualise results. SurveyMonkey is widely used in a variety of settings, including by law firms.

Pros of using SurveyMonkey in a law firm:

  • Easy to use: SurveyMonkey is user-friendly and easy to set up, even for those who are not familiar with survey tools.
  • Widely used: SurveyMonkey is a well-known and widely used tool, which means that many staff members may already be familiar with it.
  • Customizable: SurveyMonkey allows users to create custom surveys and tailor them to their specific needs.
  • Various question types: SurveyMonkey offers a range of question types, including multiple choice, rating scales, and open-ended questions. This can be useful for gathering a variety of types of feedback.
  • Analysis and visualization: SurveyMonkey provides a range of analysis and visualization tools to help users understand and interpret the results of their surveys.

Cons of using SurveyMonkey in a law firm:

  • Limited scope: SurveyMonkey is primarily a survey tool, which means that it is best suited for gathering feedback on specific topics or issues. It may not be as effective for facilitating open-ended discussions or identifying patterns of agreement or disagreement.
  • One-way communication: SurveyMonkey is a one-way communication tool, which means that respondents can only provide input but cannot see or respond to the input of others. This can limit the depth and richness of the discussion.

Pol.is is a consensus building platform that utilizes machine learning algorithms to facilitate discussions and identify areas of agreement or disagreement. It allows users to participate in online discussions and provide feedback on a variety of topics. As users contribute to the discussion, the platform’s algorithms analyse their input and identify patterns of agreement and disagreement. This allows the pol.is to visualize the overall consensus on a given topic, making it easier for users to see where they stand in relation to the rest of the group.

Pros of using pol.is in a law firm:

  • Facilitates open-ended discussions: Pol.is is designed to facilitate open-ended discussions, which means that it can be used to explore a wide range of topics and issues. This can be particularly useful in a law firm setting, where complex and nuanced issues are often at play.
  • Identifies patterns of agreement and disagreement: The platform’s machine learning algorithms analyse input and identify patterns of agreement and disagreement, which can help users understand the overall consensus on a given topic. This can be useful in identifying areas of common ground or disagreement, and in developing strategies for moving forward.
  • Encourages participation: The platform’s visualization tools can help encourage participation by showing users where they stand in relation to the rest of the group. This can be helpful in ensuring that all voices are heard and that all perspectives are considered.
  • Improves internal communication: By providing a platform for open and honest discussions, pol.is can help improve internal communication within a law firm. This can lead to a more collaborative and cohesive work environment, which can be beneficial for decision-making and problem-solving.

Cons of using pol.is in a law firm:

  • May require more setup: While pol.is is relatively easy to use, it may require more setup and preparation than SurveyMonkey. This can be particularly true if you are using the platform for the first time and are not familiar with its features and functionality.
  • May require more time

Who Are We?

Andrew Gray

 Andrew Gray

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and after working for several national law firms, established his own law firm – Truth Legal – in 2012.  Truth Legal now has 30 staff across three offices.

Andrew also runs the non-profit Crowd Wisdom Project which runs Polis conversations for councils, businesses, charities and campaigns.

Andrew@crowdwisdomproject.org Telephone no: 07779799189

Ann Page

Ann Page

She switched from being a business lawyer in industry to a non-practising solicitor who teaches and coaches on business subjects in 2003.  Since then, Ann has trained 7500+ lawyers on numerous business proficiencies including leadership, management and interpersonal power skills.

Ann has extensive knowledge of the issues facing legal professionals and business owners. She has written three books and her latest Business skills? Don’t be daft I am a lawyer! is endorsed by three Managing Partners. It contains practical advice and exercises to those setting up in business or running their own legal practice or department. 29 legal business owners share their stories of forging their own path including their highs and lows.

She shares Andrew’s passion about increasing Legal Business Owners/Partner’s ability to improve culture in law firms and the positive impact Polis can have on team engagement as well as on diversity and mental health issues affecting legal professionals.

Ann@yorkshirecoursesforlawyers.co.uk. Telephone no: 07921540039 

Contact either of us to arrange a non-obligation chat about how it can build consensus in your team going forward in 2023.

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