One of the more interesting effects of COVID-19 has been the impact on the workforce. Professionals across industries have begun to embrace the remote work that social distancing and the pandemic forced upon them. However, with people spending less and less time together in-person it’s becoming increasingly important to find methods to maintain engagement and connectivity on teams.
Legal Management: Keep Remote Employees Engaged
On September 8, 2020, Kylie Lobell of Legal Management spoke with several professionals in the legal services industry to list some successes and warnings about how to best engage remote teams, promoting the connection and sense of togetherness lost without access to a communal physical space. She spoke with ABC Legal Services’ Chief Operating Officer, Tim Dinehart, Founding Partner of the Law Offices of Christina Reger, LLC Christina M. Reger, Esq., and Head of Global Sales Engagement at Intapp, Darryl Cross.
Tim Dinehart, Chief Operating Officer of ABC Legal Services
Lobell distills their suggestions into a list of six core ideas to test out. You can see the full list on the Legal Management website. The three interviewees toss around tips ranging from creating new, fun and alcohol-free virtual events that give employees opportunities to showcase their creativity, ensuring the team has taken the time to re-engage in pre-COVID practices such as low-key brainstorming meetings and daily “stand-ups”, albeit virtually.
The underlying message in all of these remote work tips is one of communication. Dinehart sums it up well, “Simply letting your team know that this is an unusual time and offering flexibility will go a long way".
We’re in a moment where everyone is experiencing change and is likely under some degree of stress. Finding avenues to offer flexibility, support and understanding to your employees and coworkers is vital. It’s something everyone needs right now.
At ABC Legal Services, we’ve implemented successful ideas to keep remote work engaging and employees connected. Follow the ABC Legal blog for an upcoming post on tips and tricks regarding the remote work experience.
Read the full interview on LegalManagement.org.
About ABC Legal Services
ABC Legal is the nation’s leading service of process and court filing company and is the official process server to the U.S. Department of Justice. Docketly is a subsidiary of ABC Legal, providing appearance counsel on a digital, custom-built platform that smoothly integrates with our applications and services. ABC Legal’s applications are cloud-based and compatible for use on desktop, browser, and smartphones. Our solutions and digital approach ensure process server partners, law firm customers, and their clients save valuable time and resources when serving legal notices safely and with maximum compliance, control, and transparency. ABC Legal is based in Seattle, WA, with more than 2,000 process servers throughout the U.S., as well as internationally in more than 75 countries. To learn more about ABC Legal, our solutions, and subsidiary company Docketly, visit www.abclegal.com.