Amazon announced on Monday that it would allow corporate and tech employees to continue working remotely indefinitely as long as they can still go to the office when required. Previously the tech giant had announced that employees would be working from home until 2022.
The company’s previous remote work policy consisted of employees needing to return to the office at least three days a week once offices reopen in January. Now, after evaluating employees’ situation and the fact that most of them want to continue working from home, directives have announced that it’s now a possibility indefinitely.
Amazon’s New Remote Work Policy
Amazon announced through a blog that it is offering teams more flexibility as they return to the office. The message that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy signed explains that Amazon directors will allow teams to stay remote.
“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 to have the teamwork mostly in the office. We’re intentionally not prescribing how many days or which days — this is for Directors to determine with their senior leaders and teams.
The new policy applies to nearly 60,000 Amazon office workers in the Pudget Sound Region, and it’s likely to reach out to other regions. However, Amazon employees are still reluctant to the announcement as it will depend on which teams are actually granted the opportunity to work remotely indefinitely.