Amazon will let individual teams decide how much time they spend in the office

The firm will now permit individual teams to decide which coverage works for them, starting from a full-time return to office life to remaining largely distant, Amazon (AMZN) CEO Andy Jassy stated in a note to employees on Monday.

“At a company of our size, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for how every team works best,” Jassy stated. “For our corporate roles, instead of specifying that people work a baseline of three days a week in the office, we’re going to leave this decision up to individual teams,” he added, referring to Amazon’s earlier coverage of how typically it could require workers to be current in particular person.

Company administrators will decide what frequency of in-person work fits their teams, Jassy stated.

“We expect that there will be teams that continue working mostly remotely, others that will work some combination of remotely and in the office, and still others that will decide customers are best served having the team work mostly in the office,” Jassy stated.

Amazon, like a number of different tech firms, has modified insurance policies and return dates a number of occasions throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The firm earlier pushed its office reopening date from September 2021 to January 2022 due to the Delta variant.

The firm will nonetheless have sure necessities for how shut workers should be to the office, even when they are primarily distant.

“At this stage, we want most of our people close enough to their core team that they can easily travel to the office for a meeting within a day’s notice,” Jassy stated.

As with earlier insurance policies, the adjustments will apply solely to Amazon’s company workforce and to not its a whole lot of 1000’s of warehouse staff and supply drivers, most of whom have been working in person throughout the pandemic. Jassy additionally famous there are staff in Amazon’s knowledge facilities and a few bodily shops who can’t work remotely.

In his word, he praised these teams and stated their work is “highly appreciated.”