The Workplace Riddle: 5 Questions About Returning to Your Law Office
The “returning to the office” discussion is an opportunity to consider the physical space and policy changes. Amy Collins discusses 5 critical questions for law firms returning to the office in Attorney at Work.
Going back to normal for law firms may present a particular challenge, given a working landscape where the traditional office is eroding daily.
Loeb Leadership finds that “67% of lawyers and staff want to continue to work remotely, even when it’s safe to return to offices.” At the same time, people do miss their co-workers, the close community and the culture of the office. Depression is on the rise, and mentoring and training programs have suffered serious setbacks, which will likely have a negative, multiyear impact on young lawyers.
Returning to the office may relieve some of these issues — if the office prioritizes flexibility and freedom of choice and provides the culture-building environment that is so sorely missed.
Here are 5 questions that should be discussed before returning to the office:
- Is your workplace important?
- How do your people work?
- Will people have the ability to choose when and where to work?
- Will people have dedicated or shared individual spaces?
- How confident are you about the future of your firm?
Read the answers to the questions in the Attorney at Work article, “The Workplace Riddle: 5 Questions About Returning to Your Law Office.”