Amazon has no plans to order its employees to come back into the office as it continues to embrace remote working.
‘I don’t really believe that we’re going to end up coming back to the office,’ said CEO Andy Jassy on Wednesday at a conference in Los Angeles.
Jassy said that Amazon is ‘trying lots of experiments’ to keep the remote working model adopted by the company during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CEO did acknowledge that bonding as a team was more difficult on video calls but said that most departments were continuing to work hybrid or remotely.
‘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 No. 1 priority. And so we’re trying lots of experiments, and we’ll see over the next year,’
Amazon joins Facebook-owner Meta in its positive approach towards remote working. Last April, Meta announced that its employees could continue fully working from home even after the pandemic.
In contrast, tech giants like Apple, Google and Twitter have ordered their staff to come into the office at least a few times a week.
Last month, tech giant Apple ordered employees to come into the office three times a week in spite of employees pushing back against it.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been vocal about his support for remote working and previously said that half of the organization could continue to work remotely within the next five to 10 years.
Unlike Zuckerberg and Jassy, the world’s richest man does not believe in remote working. In June, Elon Musk ordered Tesla staff back to the office saying WFH was ‘no longer acceptable’.
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