Here are three takeaways from Haig Tyler, Chief Information Officer at Herbert Smith Freehills, at our recent Tech Leaders Hangout where our panel discussed how to lead in a remote working world.

HARNESS DIGITAL DEXTERITY

Haig embraced lockdown as an opportunity to try new ways of using tech and upskill his staff.

We’ve taken quite a measured approach. I think we are very excited to start to get back into the office, but what I probably remained positive about are the virtual capabilities that we got. We’re doing things now that we wouldn’t have done before. And we’re doing global town hall meetings quite regularly. So that whole broadcast scale of communication has really been adopted well. Our digital dexterity has gone through the roof and we have a lot more capabilities in our individuals.

Have you considered all the ways your business can seize new virtual opportunities?

USE TECH TO DO THE FORMERLY IMPOSSIBLE OR IMPRACTICAL

Haig provided an example of embracing tech for new ventures.

We ran an internal digital conference a couple of months ago that we would never have run as we wouldn’t have flown everyone around the world.

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