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Agile Working

It starts with a yes

Being agile is essential to our business. In a world that is connected 24/7, the way we work needs to change to meet the needs of our people and our clients. We’ve invested in robust technology that supports agile working, and we are fostering an inclusive culture that empowers our people to determine when, where and how they get their work done. In 2020 we introduced a global agile working policy, empowering our people to work remotely, for up to 20-50% of their time, without having to request permission, as long as teams are told in advance and operational role requirements are fulfilled.

We know that this is important for our people – supporting them to manage their careers alongside their life goals, makes them happier, healthier, more motivated and productive. We’re committed to making agile working a reality at Linklaters – we start with an open mind, a simple “yes” to exploring the possibilities, encouraging our people to embrace technology and try new ways of working.

Our People - life stories

Working flexibly from qualification to partnership

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YourLink, our alternative career model in Germany

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Smart working for 12 years

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Going part-time as a partner

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Re:link, Contract lawyers from Linklaters

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Accessibility and agility

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Working remotely and on the go

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Our Agile Working Journey 

We recognised that we needed to change the way we work back in 2015.

We started by engaging with our people to really understand what they want and need from their working lives, invested in technology, and focused on changing mindsets and behaviours, moving people from “that won’t work here” to an open mindset that starts with “yes”. There’s much more to do, but we’re proud of our progress.

Agile working 

Client perspective: agile working with Catherine Lenson

We’re having an increasing number of conversations with our clients on agile working and invited Catherine Lenson, Managing Partner and Chief HR Officer at SoftBank Investment Advisers to share her experience and perspective on agile working as a client of the firm.

During the interview, Alex Beidas, Partner in Employment and Incentives London, talks to Catherine about agile working at SoftBank Investment Advisers, role modelling, wellbeing, and how we can make it work for our clients and teams.

Listen to the podcast below 🎧

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