Attorney Technology Adoption: The Activation Energy Advantage

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 17, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Would you be surprised if I told you that smoking leads to cancer and we should exercise every day, eat healthy and do good for others? All of these things are considered “common knowledge” in our society, but yet are often viewed as difficult to implement. In the book The Happiness Advantage, author Shawn Achor, poses the question “But does this common knowledge make doing things any easier?” His answer: “Of course not. Because in life knowledge is just part of the battle.”

If this was true,  attorney technology adoption would be a piece of cake. Attorneys would consistently make good use of all of the technology and policies that have been put in place to make them more productive right?  If we know, for example, that  contemporaneous timekeeping will make time records more accurate and the firm more profitable, surely attorneys will follow through, right?  Well, that’s not necessarily true. With the beginning of the New Year,  this discussion has plenty of context: 75% of people who make a new year’s resolution will break it within two weeks.

Topics: Habit