Here are three takeaways from our recent Legal Management Hangout where Colin Jones, Managing Partner at Hewitsons, shared his insights on working remotely in the legal sector.
THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REDESIGN AND RECONSTRUCT THE WAY WE WORK
Colin emphasised the benefit of using this opportunity to take a step back and take a thorough look at how processes and operations can be finessed to result in better internal and external engagement.
“We’re people businesses and there’s a great opportunity at the moment to take traditional firms like mine and use what happened to us back on the 12th March, when we decided to go to home working, to redesign and reconstruct the way that we’ve been working across our locations – looking at how we’re engaging internally and also externally with our client base, and how our support structure works.”
THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL APPROACH
“We want to allow those who feel the need to come back to do so. There’s no one size fits all model. And there’s a big factor in all this, which I think we picked up quite early days, was a fear factor the juniors, in particular, often working alone at home maybe with a limited setup, much less than the partners concerned seeing an economy going to some sense of strife.