Mind Training in Law Firms
A lot has been said about what it takes to become a successful lawyer. Along with intelligence and excellent communication skills, how is your firm measuring the success of lawyers besides the number of cases won? The pressing question, however, is how can a firm effectively support and ensure continued success for individual lawyers and other staff?
Our research shows that the skills that facilitate legal expertise such as analytical, independence, self-knowledge, problem-solving, and interpersonal competencies are good predictors of performance. But the strongest predictor of a lawyer’s success is the person’s capacity for focus and awareness, which achieved a top ranking among efficacy factors in our research in Europe because of its positive effects on well-being and job performance.
There are proven strategies for lawyers, which offer numerous benefits that drive performance and sustain success through the use of structured exercises that will help increase positive affect, resilience, and improve job competency. Find out how to become a fully effective lawyer.
Leadership, Well-being, and Productivity in Law Firms in the New Work-scape: Lessons Learned From covid-19
Potential Project Hong Kong held a 60-minute webinar where Jens Näsström presented an overview of the concrete challenges in leadership and HR in law firms in the coming year. Jens has tracked the impact of covid-19 on twelve international law firms in 2020 and is now ready to launch a study specifically dealing with challenges and lessons from Hong Kong based firms. The upcoming research is open for all HK-based law firms. Further details were shared during the webinar. Webinar registrants may access the recording and slide by clicking the button below.
From the agenda:
– What is critical in remote and hybrid leadership?
– The new work-life may lead to a backlash for gender equality. What does the risk for backlash consist of, and how can it be avoided?
– What are the actual pros and cons with non-office based work?
– Remote work introduces whole new challenges in work-life – such as the Connectivity Paradox and the Control Autonomy Paradox. What are they, and how can they be managed?
– Invitation to research partnership
Jens Näsström, Occupational Psychologist with a particular focus on law firms and other professional services. He is Head Researcher at the Lawyer Performance Project, an interdisciplinary research project dedicated to producing a practically applicable understanding of the factors that help lawyers to flourish both personally and professionally. Jens conducted four studies last year on the impact of Covid-19 on the functioning of legal teams, and on how team leaders can mitigate the impact and support team members working remotely. Jens also partner and co-founder of the Swedish branch of Potential Project Sweden.