As the leaves start to turn fifty shades of red and sweater season is rapidly approaching, football season is already in full swing. If you are a fantasy team owner, your season may be going well so far or you may already be looking forward to the next season. Nevertheless, there are a lot of similarities between running a fantasy team and running a law firm that might help you succeed.
First, you do your best to select a good team. In fantasy football, there are several ways to ensure you are putting your best foot forward. Anything from mock drafts to utilizing your resources online can help you properly research and prepare. In your law firm, you go through hiring to make sure you have a good and successful firm. Hopefully if you’re running a firm you’ve had past professional experiences that would help influence your decisions similar to a mock draft. There are also vast amounts of information regarding hiring and training that can put you in the best situation. If everyone is supportive it will help you retain clients and provide the best services you can to your clients.
In fantasy football, you can’t control the outcome of the end results. There are a myriad of situations that can negatively impact your team such as injuries, trades, or suspensions just to name a few. You have to be able to roll with the punches and adapt on the fly if you want to be prosperous. This correlates to running a law firm because so many things can happen outside of your control. Perhaps one of your paralegals isn’t performing as well as you thought they would, maybe you’re not retaining enough clients, or maybe you’re having problems hearing back from a client. If you are prepared for anything and don’t worry about trying to control the outcomes, it can allow your firm to be flexible and adapt.
It’s important to be flexible and able to adapt, but that doesn’t do you any good if no concrete changes are being made. In fantasy, you constantly have to make changes week to week and also think about the bigger picture. Someone may not be performing well, or there may be other opportunities elsewhere. With a law firm it’s similar but there are even more things to consider. There are email automation softwares that could be implemented to send emails to those clients you don’t hear back from. If you aren’t retaining as many cases as you would like, maybe you need a lead generation company to help increase the number of cases for the firm. One of the most important aspects of running a fantasy team and a law firm is being able to adjust as necessary to make the team the best it can be.
Finally, a major similarity between fantasy football and a law firm is the desire to win! If you followed some of these tips, hopefully you’ve gained some insight to take your team to the next level both on the football field and the legal field. If you would like to learn more about our case leads, please give us a call today at 617-800-0089. We are happy to discuss how eGeneration’s case leads can win the game for your firm!