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Canary Wharf in London, U.K.

Canary Wharf in London, U.K.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
The Big Take

Goldman’s Work-From-Office Policy Is the Aberration Now

For the vast majority of desk-based staff, the Monday to Friday commute has disappeared forever.

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With pandemic restrictions in the U.K. largely gone, offices are getting busier. Yet vast numbers of desks still remain empty.

Even with Covid-19 case numbers flat or falling in the U.K., U.S. and much of Europe, many employees are still actively choosing to work from home for at least part of the week. It’s increasingly hard for managers to claim that their offices will simply fill up when the virus abates.