In case you’re not familiar with it, change management is a powerful tool for managing the human side of change to achieve a desired business outcome. After decades of being used in the business world, it’s (finally) migrating into the legal world — and forward-thinking in-house lawyers need to know about it.
This past Tuesday, September 22, I moderated a great panel about change management and corporate culture — sponsored by Cadence Counsel, the in-house division of the Lateral Link consortium of legal recruitment firms — which featured the following impressive panelists:
Monique Burt Williams – CEO, Cadence Counsel
Brittanie Chin-Merkerson – Change Management Consultant, Johnson Controls
Paula Edgar – Partner, Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC
Julie Honor – General Counsel, 3Q Digital
The wide-ranging discussion began with defining the key terms — not just “change management,” but also “corporate culture” and “diversity” (or really “diversity, equity, and inclusion” — DEI). The panelists offered both big-picture theories and concrete tips for how companies can attract diverse talent, combat unconscious bias, use personality assessments and other traditional hiring tools responsibly, and promote a culture of compliance. You can watch the full discussion here (or via the embed below).
Later in the fall, we’ll present the third installment in this free webinar series, focused on change management and technology. Please keep an eye out for additional information and registration. Thanks!
Cadence Counsel Presents: Change Management and Corporate Culture (YouTube)
Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts from Lateral Link’s team of expert contributors. This post is by David Lat, a Managing Director in the New York office, where he focuses on placing top associates, partners, and partner groups into preeminent law firms around the country.
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