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Return-to-Office Push? These Staffers Like the Pull

Many firms set September as a deadline to start enforcing in-person work policies. Not everyone is upset.

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Returning to the office is supposed to be a drag. But for many employees, the recent push to resume in-person work is proving to be something unexpected: a positive experience.

Call them the office evangelists. They say they are thriving one month into a new era of stricter return-to-work policies that took effect around Labor Day, the US holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer. Meanwhile, the call to come back in is growing louder across the white-collar world, hitting employees at companies ranging from Apple Inc. and Peloton Interactive Inc. to the big Wall Street banks.