Doing more with less has been the rallying cry of the in-house world for over ten years. The challenge of increasing regulation and decreasing budgets has never gone away and is now our permanent state.
But doing more with less feels impossible when your desk is permanently swamped with work. Firefighting gets in the way of thinking strategically and thinking differently. Most teams can still make big efficiency improvements but it requires painful self-reflection about the real value of a lawyer and equally hard decisions.