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Fast Company: This Is What Most Companies Get Wrong About FlexibilityDecember 17, 2018
O’Melveny has partnered with Werk, a New York-based startup that helps companies measure their employees’ flex-work needs versus “wants” and uses proprietary benchmark data to quantify the degree of an employee’s flexibility needs. The tool was rolled out to 600 lawyers at the firm including partners, counsel, associates, and staff attorneys.
“It’s unusual for partners to be involved in this type of assessment because they can work however they like to work, but we thought it was important that they take the assessment as well because they have the same challenges,” said O’Melveny director of diversity and engagement Mary Ellen Connerty. “We didn’t want this to be an associates and counsel issue, but a shared issue and go under the bigger umbrella of well-being. Stress has become a big issue within the legal industry so the idea that we can introduce this under well-being for our men and women is really important to us.”
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