Companies Rethink Imposing Vaccine Mandates

Last month, Goldman Sachs unofficially kicked off Wall Street’s return to the office in a celebratory mood. (There were food trucks and live music). The tone has since changed, as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads and nearly half of the U.S. population isn’t fully vaccinated.

That has led some companies to reconsider their reopening plans and rekindled the debate about whether to make vaccination mandatory. To date, most companies haven’t required returning workers to get inoculated. Will that change?

“We all but shamed people,” Johnny Taylor, the C.E.O. of the Society for Human Resource Management,

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