Amazon.com Inc. will ask workers to come into the office at least three days a week starting in May.
Chief Executive Andy Jassy outlined the company’s new return-to-office expectations in a note to employees that was also shared on the company’s corporate blog Friday. In his memo, he said that in-person attendance strengthens the company’s culture, invites collaboration, enables learning and fosters team togetherness.
“These are just a few examples, but they’re important ones with respect to our overriding priority to deliver for customers and the business,” Jassy said. “And ultimately, they’ve led us to conclude that we should go back to being in the office together the majority of the time (at least three days per week).”
While there will be “certain roles” and other instances that drive exceptions to the in-office policy, Jassy said he expects these to represent a “small minority.”
plans to put the new model in place starting May 1.
“It’s not simple to bring many thousands of employees back to our offices around the world, so we’re going to give the teams that need to do that work some time to develop a plan,” he added.
Other tech companies, including Snap Inc.
and Apple Inc.
have made moves to call workers back to the office in recent months. Walt Disney Co.
Chief Executive Bob Iger, who returned to the top post last fall, will soon target four days of in-person attendance.
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