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Work From Home Is Loved Worldwide, Even If Wall Street Hates It

  • New research paper highlights global appeal of remote work
  • Workers would take 5% pay cut to keep option of days at home
Workers say they’re more productive at home, would quit their jobs or look elsewhere if they are forced back.

Workers say they’re more productive at home, would quit their jobs or look elsewhere if they are forced back.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

As Wall Street firms order employees back to the office, the option of working from home remains more popular than ever all over the world, according to a new study.

More than two years into the pandemic, many companies have eased vaccination, testing and mask rules and reopened their offices full-time. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. are among US financial giants leading an aggressive push back to in-person work in recent weeks.