With lawyers and support staff reading about the looming economic black hole in their newspapers on the way to work, office nerves can be a little more frayed at present compared with this time last year.
But one way to stop shaky workers from reaching for the Valium is through good training and sufficient support from HR departments.
The first article of this HR & Training Special Report looks at how those with experience of a downturn know that preparation and investing in client relationships is the clever way to stay in control of clients and lawyers alike.
The second article asks some hard questions of firms that think they will ride out the storm by operating a policy of ‘business as usual’.
The effects of a wobbly economic situation can have dire consequences for those unprepared for a confrontation with testing times. However, it is important to remember that change is not always a bad thing.