Action Step – Flexibility & Diversity: Twin Pillars of Legal Talent Management
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.
FLEXIBILITY & DIVERSITY: TWIN PILLARS OF LEGAL TALENT MANAGEMENT
Diversity and flexibility often are thought of as separate solutions that address separate problems. Traditionally, diversity has been thought of as increasing the headcount of underrepresented groups and flexibility has been thought of as a way to retain women lawyers once they become mothers. More modern thinking has broadened our understanding and our approaches to solving the problems of under-representation and unwanted attrition: “inclusion” is now established as the way to enable lawyers in all groups to achieve professional success and “work-life control” is the way to retain good lawyers regardless of gender, ethnicity, or life circumstance to achieve professional success. Despite the obvious overlap, we still overlook the strong connection between these two disciplines, and we deprive ourselves from useful tools to advance…
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