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Forum news

14 Oct 2019

Measuring the cultural health of your firm

September’s MTT meeting, about applying digital tools and methodologies to measure and manage organisational culture heard from Ian Jeffery, CEO of Lewis Silkin; Thomas Davies, CEO and founder of Temporall; and Penny Newman, chief people officer at Lewis Silkin.

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03 Sep 2019

Open to change ... sort of

Clients are mostly willing to try new things but are frustrated by the slow pace of change and the lack of joined up thinking at many professional firms, commented Alastair Beddow of researchers Meridian West speaking at the Forum’s Strategy & Marketing Group.

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26 Jul 2019

Practical consequences of external shareholders

July’s MTT meeting, hosted by Lewis Silkin, was a presentation on external investment in the legal sector by John Llewellyn-Lloyd, director and head of professional services at Arden Partners, a specialist investment bank that advises professional services firms on fundraising and mergers and acquisitions.

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24 Jul 2019

Management Excellence Awards launched

With knowledge partners Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times, the Managing Partners’ Forum has launched its 18th annual Management Excellence Awards, spotlighting the contribution of management to the strategy and smooth operation of the business.

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Boost your firm's productivity through AI adoption

Firmwide Leaders

Boost your firm's productivity through AI adoption

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Tim Vorley, Sheffield University Management School

Changing behaviours in the workplace to boost productivity

People, Performance & Culture

Changing behaviours in the workplace to boost productivity

Thursday 24 October 2019

Kim Tasso, RedStarKim

Boost your firm's productivity through AI adoption

Firmwide Leaders

Boost your firm's productivity through AI adoption

Friday 25 October 2019

Lucy Kimbell, University of the Arts London

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Client Development Director Buildings, Arcadis