Change invariably comes packed with a lot of big emotions, including fear, elation, depression, and exhaustion. It is important to recognize this as a natural part of the process; so you should know that the emotional roller coaster your team is about to get on has its own cycle of stages. Recognizing those stages makes them easier to manage.
The legal profession has experienced several years of upheaval and disruption. General counsel are now optimizing their internal service delivery model in the same way that they have done with their external ones.
However many you need, you will certainly save enormous expense and generate far better outcomes by in-sourcing specialists. The trend is clear, and given the benefits, the number of in-house specialists is likely to keep rising over the next few years.
By putting “freedom within a framework” in place, your team will have the flexibility, freedom, and autonomy to drive decisions, but in a manner that is consistent with your department’s strategic priorities.