In response to current events, many businesses are quickly implementing temporary remote work policies for their employees, requiring a reassessment of corporate operations, policies, and procedures. Although the work-from-home movement has been steadily gaining steam in recent years, there are plenty of organizations that are unprepared for this major change.
Maintaining business continuity when away from the office is especially important for your in-house legal team. Tasked with the responsibility of staying on top of the details in your company’s legal documents, implementing and refining corporate policy, and ensuring critical corporate communications comply with company protocols, your team must operate effectively at all times, especially when business operations require quick modification.
But beyond business operations, this time of uncertainty also has a real human impact on individuals. The sudden transition to a remote environment can leave employees feeling unclear about priorities and expectations, and disconnected from colleagues and company culture. The good news is that with a little planning, communication, and a few simple tools, your team can feel some sense of normalcy when away from the office.
Here are three ways to help your legal team succeed in a remote work environment.