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This Practice Note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on being a team player by supporting colleagues, working with challenging colleagues and sharing know–how.
Further information can be found in Practice Notes: Collaborating with legal colleagues to achieve quality and consistency and Boosting quality, productivity and transparency within the legal team.
The legal profession is often regarded as one where individuals tend to be competitive and collegial teamwork is not a natural activity.
Departments where there is a good collegial atmosphere generally perform better, and ideally, the head of the legal team will be trying to encourage the appropriate level of collegial behaviour.
Many organisations provide their employees with training on personality types and team work. It is well worth spending some time exploring the theory around this as it will give you a much better understanding about how to interact with different personalities. If training is not available within your organisation, you can get a reasonable understanding online, on websites such as:
There may be occasions when you have professional concerns about a colleague. Two common reasons for this concern are because they:
do not ask for any support
ask for too much support
It can be disconcerting if you think a colleague is getting overwhelmed or
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