Authored by: Ollie Lammers
Having successful relationships with your law firm employees can be tricky, especially working from home. According to Camille Stell’s Attorneyatwork.com article, here are a few ways you can have a successful relationship with your employees.
Make sure when you are creating relationships with employees that you are respecting their boundaries. Try not to contact your employee outside of their expected work hours unless it’s an emergency. Everyone needs to have a work-life balance to be an effective employee who doesn’t get burnt out.
Ensure your employee has all of the items they need to be effective and successful. Ensure they have the correct computer and access to the tools they need to be helpful to you and the rest of the law firm team. Also, consider that your team might not have access to items they used while in the office while working remotely. Ask them what they need for working remotely and find a way to give them access to that program or item. Your team’s roles might need to change and be updated while working remotely. Consider reviewing the current job description of your employees and update them as needed.
Time with Your Team
You might need to reimagine how you spend time with your team. While in the office, it was easy to stop by your accounting department to make small talk and check in on how they were doing. Working remotely, you will need to be more mindful about spending time with your employees. Make time for your employees to chat about things outside of work. Try having a meeting weekly or even monthly to have lunch via Zoom. Also, utilize the programs you already have access to, like email or an instant messaging system, to say a quick thank you, happy Friday, or ask them to have a quick phone call to check on them.
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