If a three-day-per-week in-office mandate is critical to one office’s collaboration and mentorship, why shouldn’t all lawyers be held to the same standard?

Law firm leaders may repeatedly cite cultural cohesion when justifying the need for lawyers and staff to spend more time together in the office. But at global firms, a one-size-fits-all solution is proving harder to achieve precisely because they straddle multiple cultures, all home to differing expectations for how work gets done.