Social Space and Social Networks inside the Law Firm

A short post here on the KM Space Blog on how to create a more social environment for fee-earners. The author posts that the downside of having more information via fee-earners desktops means there is less interaction and networking on a face-to-face basis. The author then makes some interesting suggestions on how to improve this;

"Better Coffee Stations. Most attorneys live on coffee. Starbucks seems to attract people getting work done at their tables. Put a table in the kitchen and make it a better place to mingle and run into each other."

I'm pleased to be able to say that our Library already has a coffee machine and a very relaxed feel to it which leads to it being used regularly by fee-earners for meetings and informal discussions.