Ashurst LLP, Commended 2011, The Deutsche Bank Best for Innovation & Engagement Award
Ashurst has taken a holistic approach to work/life fit. In addition to focussing on individual requirements as they arise, the firm decided to review the way the organisation works as a whole. The senior partner leads a committee which has reviewed work practices and the work/life fit of employees, taking on board the responses of a number of focus groups from around the global network. Being driven by the most senior levels of the organisation ensures that the initiative has the necessary weight and credibility. This has resulted in practical outcomes which support a ‘high performance, high support’ culture, and avoid a ‘one size fits all’ approach across the organisation. The firm acknowledges that cultural change requires a long term commitment and takes time.