“At a company of our size, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for how every team works best,” Jassy said. “For our corporate roles, instead of specifying that people work a baseline of three days a week in the office, we’re going to leave this decision up to individual teams,” he added, referring to Amazon’s earlier policy of how often it would require employees to be present in person.
Company directors will decide what frequency of in-person work suits their teams, Jassy said.
“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 having the team work mostly in the office,” Jassy said.
The company will still have certain requirements for how close employees need to be to the office, even if they are primarily remote.
“At this stage, we want most of our people close enough to their core team that they can easily travel to the office for a meeting within a day’s notice,” Jassy said.
In his note, he praised these teams and said their work is “highly appreciated.”