The Enterprise Legal Reputation Report sheds light on the urgency for improving today’s corporate legal environment, revealing a somewhat fractured dynamic between legal and its internal clients — particularly in public-facing, revenue-impacting functions like sales, marketing and procurement.

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REPORT OVERVIEW

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Conducted by Provoke Insights in January 2022

White-collar enterprise employees
(Not in non-profit, education or government)

3 Key Findings

A CALL FOR CHANGE: LEGAL’S
OPPORTUNITY TO EVOLVE IN IMPACTFUL WAYS

The Enterprise Legal Reputation Report helps corporate legal teams understand their brand image through the eyes of their enterprise employees so they can improve working relationships, accelerate legal workflows and more effectively impact topline revenue and operational efficiency.

1. LEGAL PROTECTS THE BUSINESS

Legal’s charter is to protect the company, assets, and people.*Percentage of respondents that ranked protector of the business as their top perception of Legal

2. LEGAL’S RELATIONSHIPS VARY BY DEPARTMENT

HR and Finance report a more positive relationship than Sales, Marketing and Procurement.*Percentage of employees that indicate a positive relationship with Legal

3. LEGAL POLICIES ARE BYPASSED

Employees admittedly bypass Legal’s policies and processes to get their work done.*Percentage of employees that have bypassed Legal to get their work done

The Enterprise Legal Reputation Report pinpoints various opportunities for Legal to evolve and become more active partners in their business’ growth and efficiency.

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