GLS Legal Department Business Plan™
A tool to help you produce your legal department business plan
Your business is asking to receive a business plan for your legal department, perhaps as part of an annual department review / appraisal cycle or as part of a transformation initiative.
Related challenges include:
- you do not have a business plan template giving you a starting point
- you have not had to write a department business plan before
- your business expects you to lay out the future – without guidance as to what that may be
- how to define, capture and plan for extraordinary events / events outside your control
- pressure to demonstrate measurable performance & transformation
- academic -vs- realistic and deliverable strategic outcomes
- lack of time / resources available from your department to develop and deliver the plan
- imprecise available data for you to develop your strategy
- how to deal with “X-Factors” and moving goalposts
Wouldn’t it be great if you could access a turn-key and cost-effective business plan template that could help you define and deliver a robust departmental business plan?
The GLS Solution
GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ is an instruction manual with detailed guidance, templates and forms that GCs can use to efficiently create an annual business plan for their department.
GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ has been developed by former GCs to offer a functional tool that enables you to prepare an operational business plan for your legal department.
This solution helps you define (by providing working examples of) the common / suggested areas of legal department business planning, and suggested areas for focus and development.
GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ will assist you in defining a strategic plan for your legal department by helping you identify and outline operational planning, aims and objectives.
GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ will assist you perform and capture a SWOT analysis for your department.
GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ allows to prepare and plan for the future (perhaps to be used in conjunction with a budgeting or transformation exercise) and define operational efficiency for your department.
This solution also provides you with guidance on:
- communication and buy-in strategies for both your business and department; and
- how to align your department with overall business objectives.
In-house teams must be capable of demonstrating accountability for the management and control of their department (with a view to being optimally efficient), and the GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ provides you with a tool to do just that.
|Comprehensive:||This solution will guide you through the key issues needed to drive efficient production of your annual business plan.|
|Structured:||This solution is well defined, with a clear navigational structure that dovetails with your wider organisation’s strategic needs.|
|User Friendly:||The solution is extremely user friendly, peppered with guidance notes and is drafted in plain English for use by anyone designated to do so.|
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GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score
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|Ease of Implementation:||Complex||Average||Easy|
|Productivity Leverage Profile:||Low||Medium||High|
|IHL Line Optimisation:||Single||Multiple||All Lines|
IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets
This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:
In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes
GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.
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