Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy predicts that the future of work will include “hot offices” that allow employees to reserve a desk when they come into the workplace.
Jassy, who is second in command to Jeff Bezos, said he anticipates employees to mostly work remotely in the future and only use offices when necessary depending on their job role.
This coincides with a sentiment shared by other tech founders, such as Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who are anticipating companies to adopt a hybrid work arrangement in the future.
“My suspicion is that a lot of these office buildings will start to evolve from being optimized for individual offices or cube space to being hot offices where you decide which day you’re going to come in and then you reserve a desk,” said Jassy.
Jassy added that one of the biggest challenges of a distributed workforce are daily meetings since it can be difficult to have a true brainstorming session over video chat, especially when it comes to creating new products.
Amazon, along with other tech firms like Google and Facebook, told employees that they can work remotely until at least June 2021. However, this work policy is expected to be implemented on a more long-term basis.