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Studies show that time-starved employees — including those in law firms — who have some control over their work schedules are more loyal, committed, innovative and satisfied on the job. If you’re looking for ways to motivate your staff, but don’t want to use financial incentives, try using time off as a reward.

Here are three tips to let time-starved team members know they are appreciated.

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As marketing advisors, one question we constantly grapple with is this: How can time-starved lawyers become efficient, but still effective marketers? Driven to distraction by constant interruptions, difficult staffing issues and demanding clients, most attorneys don’t take the time to do what it takes. Yet, many of our attorney clients are very good at marketing when placed in the right situations. It’s getting them there that’s the problem.

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Most of my clients who own their own firms, or are partners in small firms, experience difficulty in managing their firm finances because they don’t block time to attend to financial tasks. Their legal tasks get prime time in their calendar and financial oversight is relegated to whatever time is left over. To overcome this [...