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Reduce Risk and Boost Well-Being By Building Trust Within Your Firm (Free Event from IWIL)


May 21, 2021 1:00 pm

Hosted by the Institute for Well-Being in Law


Speaker: Paula Davis, JD, Founder of the Stress & Resilience Institute, author of new book Beating Burnout At Work and Tim Schank, JD, Senior Loss Prevention Counsel at ALAS.

Description: Mistakes are a common cause of malpractice claims and often are a culmination of many factors. If lawyers and other team members are afraid to ask questions or disclose errors because of unreasonable expectations, small problems can snowball into very big ones. A key ingredient to improving team culture is “psychological safety,” which involves creating an environment where all personnel are comfortable speaking up, even under adverse circumstances. This is a well-studied concept that is linked not only to speaking up about mistakes or areas of weakness but also to well-being, engagement, and the experience of inclusion.

Learn more about the importance of psychological safety in law firms in this excerpt from Anne Brafford’s ABA-published book Positive Professionals: Creating High-Performing Profitable Firms Through the Science of Engagement

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