As I mentioned in last week’s wrap-up posting, it was an important week in the shift from on-demand-and-on-your-own commodity services to personal and community-supporting engagement through on-demand services. Amazon is trying the first steps to flex work in distributed technical and logistics organization.
The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees at Amazon are part-time, the novelty here is that the teams are entirely made up of workers on a reduced schedule, including managers. The teams’ members will receive the same benefits as full-time employees, and 75% of a 40-hour workers’ pay.
Source: Amazon Tests 30-Hour Work Week