Mr Ulbrich told Bloomberg: “The idea of flexibility isn’t about giving people a four-day weekend and a three-day work week, it’s about tying that flexibility to your personal life.”
He said the main benefit of the office environment is that “it’s a lot more productive when you need others” to do your job, adding, “You get better results when you’re in a room together.”
Fearing staff revolts, city bosses have been reluctant to require staff to return to their pre-pandemic work habits of being in the office five days a week.
Wall Street giants like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are among the few major employers to require their employees to be back at their desks full-time.
Amid a red-hot job market, however, even banks, which have a reputation for having a grueling culture of working long hours, are rolling out new perks to keep workers on the side.
Last week, The Telegraph announced that Goldman will allow its senior bankers to take as many vacations as they want as part of a new furlough plan.
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