The Corporate Counsel Show: Addressing GCs’ workload concerns
In this special episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, produced in partnership with Axiom, we unpack the provider’s recent research into the unsustainably onerous burdens placed upon general counsel, the flow-on consequences from such workloads, and what needs to change moving forward.
Host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with Axiom chief commercial officer David Pierce about the provider’s recently conducted GC Survey and its concerning findings about the volume of work against the backdrop of lower budgets, hiring freezes and inadequate resourcing, the on-the-ground experience of general counsel in the current climate, whether the reputation of in-house roles as being better for work/life balance stacks up, and what Mr Pierce sees as being the most urgent issues to be addressed for law department leaders.
The pair also reflect on the sustainability of in-house roles in their current forms, flow-on consequences for law department leaders if urgent issues are not suitably addressed, the potential for self-fulfilling prophecies to come to fruition, efforts being made in-house to navigate issues faced, making life for those in-house easier, and Mr Pierce’s optimism that such issues can be overcome.
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