This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual conference In-house Counsel as Business Partner in association with EY that took place on the 21st – 23rd of October. Complete the form below to access the 40-minute recording of this discussion.
COVID-19 has led to a period of uncertainty for people, on a personal level and professional level. Lawyers in particular have had a hard time coping with the situation, as they tend to be perfectionists and overachievers; their job is to sort out issues and control problems. This webinar discussion focuses on our illusion of control and how we can better equip ourselves to mentally cope with times of uncertainty.
The speaker panel, led by RVU head of legal Natalie Salunke, includes Liberis general counsel Alexis Alexander, Campari general counsel and public affairs manager Jane George, Sky head of UK legal operations & development Brian Hanlon and The Adecco Group Deputy General Counsel Meera Ferguson, who candidly share what has worked for them, from playbooks and the creation of FAQs to checking in with team members and the wider business. A loss of control at a time of uncertainty is almost inevitable on the scale of COVID-19, but bringing yourself back into the time zone that you can control; the day to day or even the next few hours is vitally important to reduce workplace stress and anxiety.
Brian Hanlon reminded us all to look down the mountain at what we have achieved at the end of every day, instead of looking up at the mountain that you still have to face. Lawyers are neither nailing nor failing this crisis, success is somewhere in the middle and as Jane George said, “the best view comes after the hardest climb, we will get to the top and see the sunlit valleys”.