Here are three takeaways from Lara Oyesanya, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer at Contis, at our recent In-House Legal Hangout where we discussed virtual working.
BE PROACTIVE ABOUT ONLINE MEETINGS
If you’ve joined a company during the lockdown, investing in regular virtual meetings can help you get to know your colleagues when face-to-face catch-ups aren’t an available option. Lara described her experience of being onboarded virtually as being positive and seamless, despite the physical distance.
“I joined the company during the lockdown and I think there’s a huge advantage in working for a technology company. It’s been a seamless switch from office working to remote working. And honestly, I was just so surprised as to how well onboarding went from receiving my equipment on Friday before I started with a handwritten welcome card”.
From a leadership perspective, I have a team of 12 and I’ve only met one person face-to-face. We just have interactions and meetings online all the time and I don’t feel I’m missing out on getting to know them, because we have regular meetings.”
KEEP IN CONTACT WITH CLIENTS
“Having weekly or bi-weekly meetings help me ensure that the organisation is compliant and, in terms of new initiatives, remains so.