Another bank is calling employees back into the office as corporations continue their push towards normalizing in-person working.
According to an internal memo from U.S. Bank CEO Andy Cecere, workers will need to be in the office three days a week in the coming months.
Cecere insisted that this transition would not “happen overnight,” but that employees should be ready to make the commitment in the future.
While many of the bank’s corporate employees will continue working from home, the company stated that coming into the office will be necessary to “demonstrate our culture…”
“Being in the office won’t solve this at once, but it can and will help,” said Cecere.
The company will iron out details about where and when employees will work from in early 2023.
“We believe there is value in in-person collaboration, one-on-one meetings and simply working together that is difficult to fully replicate through video calls. Because of that, we have set a goal for our hybrid team members to be onsite about three days a week,” said Jeff Shelman, spokesman for the company.
“We are not mandating that expectation at this time. Our leaders are being encouraged to make the most of these in-person days.”
This hybrid approach is a more delicate take compared to other financial institutions, who have mandated a full-time return to the office in recent months that has brought in a rain of criticism.
However, there has still been backlash against stricter hybrid models, with employees wanting the ability to choose when and where they work.