Gretchen Harders, Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits practice, in the firm’s New York office, discusses law firm success in The American Lawyer, article by Patrick Smith and Andrew Maloney.

Following is an excerpt:

Delegating some leadership duties to younger attorneys is one way to share the burden of leading as well as keeping people around and involved. …

Power-sharing could also help current leaders—who’ve arguably struggled with well-being as much as the rank and file over the last 18 months—feel less isolated, make better decisions and offload stress.

“You reach that leadership [role], it’s isolated, and a small group,” said Gretchen Harders, a member at Epstein Becker & Green who advises companies on employee health benefits and equitable compensation. “I think if there was more participation in leadership—a broader group of people—then you have more of a team and a team culture, and it’s not all on one person, on leadership’s shoulder, so to speak.”

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