Amazon will let managers decide how often employees come to the office

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Amazon is giving its employees more flexibility to work from home when it reopens its offices next year.
In a memo to employees on Monday, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said the company would let team leaders decide how often employees would work in the office.
“We expect that some teams will continue to work primarily remotely, others will combine remote and office work, and still others will decide that customers are best served by having teams spend most of their time in the office,” Jassy wrote. “We deliberately don’t specify how many days or which days — that’s up to the directors and their senior leadership and team to decide.”
Amazon declined to say how many directors it has.

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The move marks a shift from Amazon’s earlier back-to-work plan, which said it expected most corporate employees to start returning to the office on January 3, 2022. Amazon has set a baseline of three days a week in the office, giving employees the option to work remotely for up to two days a week.
Amazon found it could not develop a “one-size-fits-all approach” at its size, Jassy said. Amazon currently employs 1.3 million people worldwide, several hundred thousand of whom work for the company.
As part of the policy change, Amazon will also allow company employees to work completely remotely from any location in their country for up to four weeks a year.
While Amazon is giving employees greater freedom to report to the office, Jassy says most employees will be required to stay close enough to their team “so they can easily get to the office for a meeting on a day’s notice.”

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