SCCA discusses well-being at work | Asia Business Law Review
Ta Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) is holding its first round of talks to promote better well-being at work and tackle unnecessary sources of stress, especially when lawyers face long working hours in transactions and of transactions.
The June 22 event, titled “In Conversation on the Mindful Business Charter and the Legal Community”, is open to all external and internal lawyers. The discussion via Zoom will cover avenues for tackling well-being, with panelists including: Richard Martin, advisor to the workplace behavior consultancy Byrne.Dean in London; Susan De Silva, founder of the professional training and coaching consultancy Silva Coach in Singapore; Antony Lim, General Counsel at HSBC Singapore; and Wong Taur-jiun, legal and compliance manager at Rabobank Singapore, former chairman and one of the founding members of the SCCA.
“We will raise awareness of the issues and further improve understanding of the Conscious Business Charter,” said Mel Nirmala, Executive Director of SCCA. Asia Business Law Review.
“The charter is courageous and commercial. He recognizes that we cannot eliminate all sources of stress and that change will not happen overnight, but as a business community we have a responsibility to try to do things differently.
Through the conversation, attendees will gain advice on developing an action plan around mindfulness wellness techniques and how they can be applied to lawyers.
The Mindful Business Charter was developed by multinational bank Barclays and international companies Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard to achieve a common agenda to support mental health and wellness. The charter was launched in 2018 and currently has 80 signatories including multinationals, regional banks and law firms.
All the signatories have committed to a set of principles focused on improving communication, respecting rest times and the benevolent delegation of tasks. Performance against these principles will be monitored through relationship review meetings.
The four pillars cited in the charter to help teams reduce unnecessary stress are: openness and respect; smart meetings and emails; respect the rest periods; and conscious delegation.