How best can law firms structure work for wellness and productivity’s sake? Legal practices around the world are experimenting with “new-age” ways of working, including four-day weeks in the United Kingdom. Discovering best practice conditions will, however, largely depend on the idiosyncratic needs of the firm. In this episode, Jerome speaks with Canon Oceania general counsel David Field and Swaab managing partner Mary Digiglio to unpack whether a four-day week would work, the importance of flexibility and other such movements away from the traditional nine to five.
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Jerome Doraisamy is a senior writer for Lawyers Weekly and Wellness Daily. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, an adjunct lecturer at The University of Western Australia and is a board director of Minds Count.