This is and has been a very contentious topic of discussion for some time.


Many companies have adopted a hybrid working environment, saving costs on office space and daily overheads , while others are happy to have all employees back under one roof , so to speak.


I guess it really depends on the industry for one and ultimately how successful the company can be on a hybrid (work from home) model.


Personally, I get a lot done from home, but I do enjoy seeing colleagues at least twice a week.


“Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said the company doesn’t plan to order corporate employees to return to the office.


“We don’t have a plan to require people to come back,” Jassy said on stage Wednesday at the Code Conference in Los Angeles. “We don’t right now. But we’re going to proceed adaptively as we learn.”


Amazon tech workers were told to work from home in early 2020 as the coronavirus spread rapidly. In October, Jassy said Amazon would leave it up to individual managers to decide how often workers would be required to come into the office, which marked a sharp reversal from its earlier goal of returning to an “office-centric culture.”


Jassy said Wednesday most employees have returned to physical offices and are spending some days working from home. Certain teams tend to be at the office more often, such as hardware or creative units, while others, such as engineers, continue to work largely remotely, he added.


“I do think there are some things that are harder to do remotely,” Jassy said. “I think it’s a little harder to invent remotely.”


Jassy has previously said the Covid-19 pandemic could leave a lasting impact on how offices are used, noting that it has already affected how Amazon hires employees. For example, Amazon is now more open to remote work, and will recruit employees from any location, rather than just focusing on areas where it has “critical mass,” he said.


Amazon’s position on remote work differs from some of its tech peers. Google began requiring most employees to return to physical offices at least three days a week in April, which has generated some pushback among workers who oppose the mandate. Apple also told some of its employees to come into the office three days a week starting this month. “ – (Source – CNBC)


Either way the way we work at home or in the office has certainly changed and I believe will remain that way for the foreseeable future.


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