Italian bank UniCredit will adopt a remote work culture post the pandemic. All non-branch workers globally will be able to work remotely twice a week.
Even before the pandemic, the bank was in favor of remote work. According to a spokesperson, UniCredit employees could choose to work remotely once a week.
Swiss bank UBS also revealed their hybrid work model on Monday it while Morgan Stanley expects most workers to return to office by September.
The spokesperson also said that UniCredit’s branch employees will be allowed to work remotely once a week if their role allows it.
“This is an important first step in the right direction … to give workers the chance, once the emergency is over, to go back to the office or partly work remotely … in line with the national contract that says workers can opt for up to 10 days a month of remote working.”Lando Mario Sileoni, the head of FABI (Italy’s main banking union)
With most banks opting for remote work post pandemic, this move by UniCredit shows how the work culture in the finance industry will shape up in the coming years. With more bank employees being allowed to work from home, processes will become more digitalized and the banking sector can enjoy a better work-life balance.
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