Action Step – Trends in Workplace Flexibility, Hybrid Work & Parental Leave

The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility. Members can access full versions of all of the Alliance’s Action Steps in the Member Resource Center.

Our recently released 2022 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study and Flexibility Benchmarking Summit discussed trends regarding workplace flexibility, hybrid work, parental leave, and other related policies and infrastructure. These trends highlight areas of progress as well as critical next steps we must now focus on. The Alliance details below the significant trends and recommendations to truly help move the needle.

  1. There is a significantly greater prevalence of hybrid and virtual work. The vast majority of firms now offer hybrid and/or virtual work options, demonstrating a tremendous increase in this type of workplace flexibility [80.9% this year vs. 61.1% in our 2019 Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Study (“2019 Study”)]. This greater traction demonstrates increased employee demand and organizational acceptance of this type of work since the pandemic. While a higher prevalence of firms offering hybrid and virtual work demonstrates great progress, we must now focus on enhancing utilization of this work option by reducing stigma around it….

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