Throughout the pandemic, employees have worked in overdrive to maintain quality while balancing new professional and personal challenges.
Fortunately, many employers were able to rely on existing mental wellness programs and quality of life promoting policies to help more easily introduce a flexible remote work structure.
Thomson Reuters recently highlighted several law and accounting firms with successful well-being programs, asking Friedman's own Lindsay Gaal, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Human Resources Officer, to share insight into the firm's work/life balance initiatives.
Lindsay’s preferred strategies include collecting real-time feedback, monitoring workloads, reinforcing boundaries and deadlines and encouraging staff to disconnect during paid time off.
“We started to find days where we closed the firm as a whole so that we could disconnect,” Gaal explains, adding that the firm’s leadership received positive feedback as a result.
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