FILE PHOTO: The Goldman Sachs Headquarters constructing is pictured within the Manhattan borough of New York Metropolis, New York, U.S., December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc mentioned on Tuesday that it’s enjoyable the gown code for all its staff, a transfer as soon as thought of unimaginable for the Wall Avenue agency’s leagues of monk-shoed companions and bankers in bespoke fits.
The brand new “agency large versatile gown code” was introduced in an inner memo, which mentioned the shift was resulting from “the altering nature of workplaces typically in favor of a extra informal surroundings.”
The memo despatched to the financial institution’s some 36,000 staff was penned by Chief Govt Officer David Solomon, a former funding banker who took the position in October, together with Chief Monetary Officer Stephen Scherr and Chief Working Officer John Waldron.
Traditionally generally known as a white-shoe funding financial institution, Goldman Sachs historically required formal enterprise apparel. However since 2017, the financial institution started enjoyable its gown code for workers within the know-how division and different new digital companies. This created a divide within the workforce as clear as denim versus pinstripes.
Like different Wall Avenue banks, Goldman has been competing to safe one of the best staff. Massive know-how corporations and hedge funds typically have extra relaxed places of work and perks.
Tuesday’s announcement was additionally meant to deliver the financial institution’s conventional insurance policies updated for its youthful workforce. Greater than 75 p.c of Goldman staff are members of the Millennial or Gen Z generations—individuals born after 1981.
The memo didn’t specify which garments are or will not be acceptable.
“All of us know what’s and isn’t acceptable for the office,” the memo reads.
The memo additionally reminded staff to decorate “in a fashion that’s constant” with shoppers’ expectations. “After all, informal gown isn’t acceptable day by day and for each interplay and we belief you’ll constantly train common sense on this regard.”
Reporting By Elizabeth Dilts; Enhancing by Anna Irrera and David Gregorio