Amazon Will Not Force Staff to Return to Office

Daniel Attoe
Daniel Attoe

Updated · Sep 08, 2022

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Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy said the ecommerce giant had embraced remote and hybrid work.

Remote/Hybrid to Stay

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said on Wednesday that the company does not plan on requiring corporate employees to return to its offices.

Jassy confirmed this when speaking at the Code Conference in Los Angeles. “We don’t have a plan to require people to come back,” he said. “We’re going to proceed adaptively as we learn.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic picked up steam, Amazon sent all corporate personnel home as mandated. However, it has not followed in the footsteps of other companies that have asked staff to resume office work. Last month, Apple informed employees they had to work in a hybrid model, coming to the office three days a week. Google had earlier initiated a similar model in April.

Jassy has admitted that web conferencing tools are not the answer in all cases. However, he said the retail juggernaut would retain a hybrid and remote work model.

“At the end of the day, we have to deliver the right results for customers, and people understand whether they work remotely or in an office that that has to be the number one priority. And so we’re trying lots of experiments, and we’ll see over the next year.”

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Daniel Attoe

Daniel Attoe

Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.

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