Dallas Morning News quoted Elizabeth Mack, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Dallas office, on the Firm’s approach to in-office work. Mack, who also serves as Chair of the Firm-wide Environmental Section – Real Estate and Corporate, noted the Firm’s successful implementation of a flexible schedule early on in the pandemic to protect summer learning programs and ease workers back into the fold.
“If you give people flexibility and an incentive — maybe some collaborative, collegial activities that remind them why it’s a good thing — you’ll get them into the office,” said Mack. “In recent days, in-person attendance has been over 80%. It’s been really nice to be in the office together.”
While some lawyers come into work every day, Mack doesn’t anticipate a return to a Monday-through-Friday schedule for most personnel. “And that’s OK,” she said, because they proved they can be highly productive from home.
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