Most of Barclays’ U.S. Workers Now Back in Office, Staley Says
(Bloomberg) -- Barclays Plc’s return to the office is well underway -- in New York, at least.
“In the United States, the vast majority of our people are back in,” Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley said in an interview Tuesday with Bloomberg Television. Staff are required to be vaccinated to return to the office and in New York more than 90% are, according to Staley.
While Staley said that flexible working was “here to stay,” he said there was growing momentum around people returning to the office.
“People generally want to get back to the office,” Staley said. “When you’ve got eight people on a Zoom call, that works. But when you’ve got eight people where six are in an office together and two on Zoom, the two that are on Zoom want to get back into the office.”
The Barclays boss was speaking at the U.K. government’s global investment summit at London’s Science Museum, which brings together executives from the worlds of finance, pharmaceuticals, technology and academia to discuss green funding and boost investment in Britain.
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