Dallas Morning News Quotes Dallas Office Managing Partner Elizabeth Mack on In-Office Return, Emphasizing Balance of Collaboration and Flexibility

Dallas Morning News
March 2, 2022

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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