Expert on 'smart collaboration' advises lawyers how to add the most strategic value during crisis

As the legal profession adjusts to virtual working, Globe Law and Business launches a timely Special Report by Dr Heidi K. Gardner, Smart Collaboration for In-house Legal Teams
LONDON - June 4, 2020 - PRLog -- Dr Heidi K. Gardner is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School and Faculty Chair of the school's Accelerated Leadership Program. Following publication of Smart Collaboration for In-house Legal Teams, Dr Gardner is in high demand advising law firms and corporate legal departments about how to respond effectively and strategically to the Covid-19 crisis.

This Special Report combines the rigour of Harvard research with a pragmatic focus based on input from hundreds of General Counsels, in-house lawyers, CEOs and board members to show why and how legal teams work across silos – what we call 'Smart Collaboration.'

The Report explains how they can collaborate more effectively:

• within their own team
• with business executives and boards
• across corporate functions
• externally (regulators, law firms, trade associations)

Dr Heidi K. Gardner has simple tips for lawyers working remotely. For example, in times of stress, people unconsciously narrow their focus and rely on their 'go-to' people for help and advice. Dr Gardner instead suggests, "Widen your network and deliberately seek input from people you wouldn't usually consult. Diverse perspectives will prevent you from falling into an 'expertise trap'—an over-reliance on patterns that work in normal times but need to be revamped to suit uncertainty and crisis."

To interview Dr Gardner or obtain a review copy of Smart Collaboration, please contact Sian O'Neill at 020 3745 4771.

Publication Information:

Author(s): Dr Heidi K Gardner - Harvard Law School

Publication date: Apr 2020

Format: A4 Softback

Pages: 103

Price: £75.00

ISBN: 9781787423503

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