Worklogic Co-Founder and Director, Grevis Beard, will explain how to deal with bad behaviour displayed at senior levels at law firms at the 2018 ALPMA Summit, held at the Sydney International Convention Centre from 19 – 21 September, 2018.
How to deal with toxic behaviour at the top
We all know that culture is a critical enabler of future success for law firms. And we’re all aware of the significant influence that firm partners and leaders have on setting the culture of the firm. But what do you do when a senior partner, leader or rainmaker is modelling bad behaviour, and setting a tone which is damaging morale, performance and employee retention – and potentially your firm’s reputation?
Grevis will explore:
• ‘Rainmaker’ syndrome – the immunity of certain people who are seen as irreplaceable, and seem to get away with anything
• How the culture of an organisation can allow bad behaviour to thrive
• Leadership: what gets traction, compared to what’s needed
• The fallout of tolerating bad behaviour
Grevis share five practical steps you can take to shape the future culture of your firm so that it bad behaviour is no longer tolerated.
By attending this session, attendees will:
- Understand the direct relationship between culture, values and behaviour at your firm
- Explore the risks associated with tolerating bad behaviour
- Learn how to effectively deal with toxic behaviour from firm partners, leaders and rainmakers.
About Grevis Beard
Grevis Beard is a highly experienced and widely-respected lawyer, author and workplace investigator. Grevis is a co-founder and director at Worklogic, an Australian market-leader in identifying, preventing & resolving workplace misconduct. He is the co-author of “Workplace Investigations” published by Wolters Kluwer in 2018. Together with co-director Rose Bryant-Smith, Grevis has also written “Fix Your Team”, published this August by Wiley. “Fix Your Team” gives managers the tools to rectify team dysfunction.
Grevis speaks knowledgably and diplomatically on how to resolve workplace conflict, manage people risk and build a positive culture at work. Grevis has deep expertise on how to conduct fair and reliable workplace investigations into allegations of bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and fraud.
Grevis has a personable, engaging style. Both informative and highly-entertaining, he takes his audience on an interactive journey and provides practical, actionable insights that can be immediately applied at work.