Aligning Your Law Department for Peak Performance: Organizational Structure
To realize peak performance, all law department components must work seamlessly. Failing to align any of the key law department performance factors makes the department less effective. Addressing deficiencies in one area is helpful, but unless all interlocking segments work together, performance will be less than optimal.
To ensure that a law department is working at peak efficiency, and at a world-class level, each general counsel must ensure that his or her law department is properly aligned. Alignment must be both internal – within the department itself and with the corporation – and external, with the strategic needs of the executives and business units it serves, and of course, with the company as a whole.
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