Chris discusses how leaders must adapt their leadership style to fit with this more technically connected world we now live and work in. This hyper-connectivity entails greater flexibility and the ability to work more dynamically than ever before. However it has also blurred the line between work and life with the increase of mobile working meaning we are often perceived as always being 'online'. Here Chris explains how General Counsel have a responsibility to their teams and to their internal clients to ensure that reasonable expectations around deliverables and deadlines are set and managed.
The hyper-connected world also brings with it a need to make decisions quicker and, sometimes, with limited or imperfect information available. As such, mistakes are inevitable, therefore the onus is on leaders to cultivate an environment in which their teams are encouraged and supported to perform at their best (even if they make mistakes along the way).
A spotlight on Chris Fox
Chris Fox joined Kambi, a technology company focused on online gaming, in 2016 and manages a team of lawyers across the UK and Stockholm with responsibility for the Insurance, Regulatory Audit, Legal and Licensing functions.
He and his team provide strategic and legal support to all areas of the business, including Marketing, KAM, IT, Sales and HR. Since joining Kambi, Chris has led on a number of change management programmes to stream-line legal processes, resulting in improved efficiency, cost savings and reduced risk. Chris previously worked as a strategy consultant and lawyer at Accenture plc, Eversheds LLP and Vodafone Group plc.
Interview conducted by Dr Catherine McGregor for DLA Piper WIN.