- Amazon announced on Thursday that it would enable corporate workers to work remotely up to two days a week, easing its return-to-work policies.
- Employees will be required to work three days each week from the office.
- Amazon had previously stated that it wanted to “return to an office-centric culture as our baseline.”
Amazon announced Thursday that it is offering its corporate employees more flexibility to work remotely, reversing its earlier return-to-work guideline.
Amazon stated in an internal message that it wants employees to work in the office three days a week and with the option to work from home two days a week. According to the corporation, leadership teams will decide which days employees will be obliged to work from home.
Geekwire previously covered amazon’s memo on the company’s return-to-work intentions.
Employees who do not want to work three days a week in the office will request an exception. Additionally, some employees will be able to work entirely remotely for up to four weeks a year.
Amazon’s return-to-work policies had previously been more stringent. Amazon started in March that it wanted to “return to an office-centric culture as our baseline.” At the time, the corporation noted that some employees would return to work this summer, with the majority returning in the fall.
According to the message, Amazon is “learning and evolving as we go” and will “continue to evolve” based on employee feedback.
In the memo, Amazon stated, “Like many firms and organisations around the world, we’re handling this pandemic for the first time, learning and evolving as we go.” “We’ve been debating how to strike a compromise between our desire to allow employees to work from home and our notion that we invent best for customers when we are all in the same room.”
In their return-to-work plans, several IT businesses have taken a similar strategy. Apple announced last week that staff would return to work three days a week beginning in early September. Google said in May that when its offices reopen later this year, it wants 20% of its workers to work from home.