Large, crowded offices: going, going, gone

By David Rothnie, Jasper Cox
21 May 2020

Safety measures to respond to the coronavirus threat are forcing a rethink of office space at financial firms. And in the long-term, banks are set to reconsider their physical footprint and how much work can be carried out remotely, according to managers and experts.

Remarks by Jes Staley last month that housing lots of people in a large office may be a thing of the past garnered attention beyond the financial press: if such workspaces disappear, the way of work for a significant part of the population will change dramatically.

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