Nomura CEO Wades Into Debate on Work-From-Home Productivity

(Bloomberg) — Nomura Holdings Inc.’s chief executive officer has joined the debate on how effective working from home really is, as he weighs how to shape the workforce in the pandemic era.



A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a branch of Nomura Securities Co., a unit of Nomura Holdings Inc., at night in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 27, 2020. Nomura Holdings is schedule to announce first-quarter earning figures on July 29.


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A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a branch of Nomura Securities Co., a unit of Nomura Holdings Inc., at night in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 27, 2020. Nomura Holdings is schedule to announce first-quarter earning figures on July 29.

“There are areas that have been able to stay productive, and there are those that have fallen a bit short,” CEO Kentaro Okuda said Tuesday at a Nikkei financial industry forum. “We’re undertaking a review to find out why, and how we can improve the situation.”

Global finance leaders are assessing the relative merits of working from home, including how the practice might remain once the coronavirus subsides. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and

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