Amazon has shelved its “one-size-fits-all” plans to draw office workers back to their desks three days a week from the new year.
Directors at the world’s largest retailer will instead decide how much their individual teams spend working remotely. Andy Jassy, who became Amazon’s chief executive this summer, announced the change of course following talks with executives.
A resurgence of Covid-19 cases this summer had already prompted it to postpone plans to end full-time remote working until January.
The $1.7 trillion technology group has interests spanning groceries, internet advertising and video and music streaming. Through its Amazon Web Services division, the Seattle-based business is also the world’s biggest cloud computing company.
It has some 1.3 million staff around the world, including hundreds of thousands of