Managing the Legal Department: Dealing with People - Why Does it Seem so Difficult?
Article from: OGEL 2 (2004), in Managing a Legal Department
Managers and businesses naturally concentrate on operational efficiency and generating profit for the company. Sometimes, relationships between colleagues as well as with business counterparts are given a lower priority. This article looks at the four-fold role of a Legal Manager in dealing with his own team, with his other colleagues, with business counterparts and with external advisers. In each case, a strong working relationship helps to improve efficiency and reduce risk. However, achieving the right balance of skills within the legal department - through recruitment, rewards and ...