Productivity is the efficient use of resources and time to accomplish the tasks and goals of your job. We share the thinking, methodology, and hacks of highly effective people.
Dealing With Procrastination for Students and Professionals
We’re all guilty of a little procrastination from time to time. The reasons for procrastination are numerous; from simple distractions all the way to an overwhelming fear of failure.
How and Why Lawyers and Law Students Should Start a Gratitude Practice
It's September now, so many of you either started classes or a new job just a week or two ago. Others may not be experiencing such fundamental shifts, but are checking on their billables and beginning the annual panic over whether or not they'll get enough work done in the final quarter to receive their bonus.
How to Recover from Burnout
If you’ve ever experienced burnout, you already know how crippling it can be. We talk about burnout as if it’s a fact of life; however, there are ways to mitigate it and strengthen our resistance to it.
Maximizing Your Summer Associate Experience: Insights from Paul, Weiss Corporate Attorneys
Curious how you can make the most of your time as a summer associate? From hands-on training to the chance to work with industry leaders, a typical day in the Paul, Weiss summer program is packed with opportunities.
How to Improve Your Team’s Mental Health
Demanding work environments often force managers to overlook the importance of their team members’ mental health. But prioritizing mental health comes with numerous benefits.
6 Great Ways to Boost Your Productivity
As it relates to your career, productivity can best be described as the measure of your output. Depending on your job this could mean many things, from the number of software updates you create, all the way to how many homework assignments you can grade in a certain amount of time.
5 Ways to Improve Your Work/Life Balance
You might think it's impossible to be a great employee and grow your career without negatively affecting your work/life balance. But this isn’t true at all.
How AI Is Transforming Jobs in Fintech, Healthcare, and Other Industries
In today's fast-paced world where efficiency is key, automation has become the new reality. From robots to artificial intelligence, workplace automation is shaking up industries worldwide, leaving no job untouched and causing significant disruption on a global scale.
How to Stop Stressing About Boring Tasks and Learn to Enjoy Them
Mundane and boring tasks are nearly unavoidable in the modern workplace. Tasks like organizing your inbox, entering data into Excel, filling out paperwork, and sending the same email to hundreds of clients can be time-consuming, repetitive, and lacking in any satisfaction or enjoyment.
The Importance of Technology Proficiency – Part I
As an attorney, you’ve established yourself as a resource (and possibly an expert) in an area of the law where clients will seek your guidance and representation. And in this relationship, you need to instill confidence in your clients.
6 Great Tips for Better Note-Taking
Whether you’re a student or a professional, the ability to effectively take notes is critical to your success. When you understand and retain information at a high level it has a direct impact on your performance, and will often help you achieve better grades or stand out from the crowd.
Why and How to Say No at Work
There are two groups of people in the workforce: those who can easily say no, and the rest of us. Saying no can be hard, especially early on in your career or when you are new to a job.
Celebrating No Interruptions Day
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, but there’s yet another reason to celebrate on December 31st—that’s right, it’s No Interruptions Day! On this day, we take extra care to not let ourselves become distracted at work, while putting more time and energy into our daily tasks.
Why Lawyers Might Struggle With Design Thinking
In our last blog post about design thinking, we promised that we would teach you how to apply it to career decisions and achieve amazing results. We intend to keep that promise.
4 Great Time Management Apps
Whether you’re a student or a professional, juggling the various aspects of your life can be difficult. We can all agree that there’s one thing we could use a lot more of, and if it’s not candy or cartoons, it must be time.
4 Day Week Global: The Halfway Point
Got a case of the end-of-summer blues? Does your work week feel never-ending?
The Benefits of Brainstorming
Whether you’re working on a group assignment for school or you’re grinding out a project at work, holding a nice brainstorming session can help increase productivity, boost morale, and make good ideas even better. Since September 10th is National Swap Ideas Day, we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the benefits of brainstorming and sharing ideas with others.
4 Tips for Successfully Returning to Work after Maternity Leave
It’s not uncommon to have a bit of anxiety when it’s time to go back to work after maternity leave. A lot of changes have taken place.
Dear Lawyers: Don’t “Quietly Quit.” Set Boundaries Instead.
“Quiet quitting” is the latest buzzword, so of course we would be remiss if we didn’t address the concept in a blog post. After all, Vault Law is nothing if not trendy.
The Four-Day Workweek: Update
The four-day workweek is one of several ways in which companies are attempting to provide a better quality of life for their employees as a response to workplace challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the effects of the Great Resignation. Earlier this summer, we spoke at length about the four-day workweek, its benefits, and the non-profit organization, 4 Day Week Global.
Returning to the Office Post-Pandemic
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the ways in which—and locations where—people work have changed. Given the concern over an unknown virus and its communicability, people grabbed their laptops and maybe some office supplies, and “moved” home to set up offices and workstations.
4 Tips for Staying Motivated
Whether you’re a student or a young professional starting out in your new career, you’ve no doubt experienced some of the ups and downs that are often associated with reaching your goals. Hitting a low point can cause even the best of us to lose our motivation, or worse yet, throw in the towel all together.
Coming Soon: The Four-Day Workweek
In light of workplace struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing Great Resignation, many companies are looking to change the 40-hour-per-week paradigm in a variety of different ways. Some have opted for partially or fully remote schedules, while others are trying something else entirely.