March 31, 2021

Firms see Productivity Increase while WFH


Since last March, law firms' offices have remained almost silent - bar a few weeks last summer when restrictions were eased and some, who had been working from spare rooms or kitchen tables, ventured back in.

2020 was a year like no other for the legal sector. Forced to switch almost overnight to remote working, many firms found that, despite the lack of face-to-face interaction, productivity actually rose.

However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a home office. Some legal practices had to upgrade their wellbeing programmes to ensure that those, for example, living in shared accommodation or on their own, were coping with a unique set of circumstances where their social interaction was potentially zero.

The Government's "irreversible" roadmap out of lockdown poses more challenges and questions for those in the legal sector. Plans have been outlined to lift restrictions by the Summer, but some social distancing restrictions will remain in place until 21 June at least. Then, we could see workplaces return to traditional working environments.

But do you want them to return to "normal" - and what do legal staff want from the office when they return?

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