Aitch giant Amazon has given its latest update on post-pandemic workspace plans, with chief executive Andy Jesse telling employees there is “no one-size-fits-all approach”.
In a move that will affect office workers, including in London, where the group’s Shoreditch headquarters has a capacity of about 5,000 employees, Amazon will leave teams to come up with working models.
In a message to employees, Jassi, who was promoted to lead the business earlier this year, said: “We are going to take some time to experiment, learn and adjust as we emerge from this pandemic. “
He said that for corporate roles, instead of specifying that people work a baseline work three days a week in the office, the decision would be made on days by the team at the director level.
Jassi said: “We expect there will be teams that will continue to work mostly remotely, others that will do some combination work remotely and in the office, and still others who will decide the customers will be best served. , when the team will mostly work in the office.”
The company does not specify how many of its 45,000 employees in the UK are in office-based roles, but it does have corporate offices in Manchester, London and other parts of the UK. The total workforce will increase as per the expansion plans announced earlier.
The online retail firm previously extended its return to office date guidance to early 2022.
At this stage, Amazon wants most of its office workers to be “close enough to their core team that they can easily travel to the office within a day’s notice,” Jassi said.