JPMorgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, is again involved in the headlines by comparing remote work and Zoom as “Hollywood Squares” management using the dated TV show reference on a call with the bank´s clients. Dimon has reiterated his preference for employees to return to the office, arguing that remote work harms culture and a workplace environment.
Last year, JPMorgan´s CEO explained in a letter how the virtual model had certain weaknesses. For him, it impacts decision-making processes, as well as creativity and spontaneous learning, among other things. During a call, he recently compared Zoom and remote work to the management of Hollywood Squares TV show.
Jamie Dimon & Remote Work
According to the Wealth Advisor, Dimon argued in a call this week that remote work creates a less honest and more prone to a procrastination work environment.
“A lot of people at home are texting each other, sometimes saying what a jerk that person is”
He compared remote work and Zoom to Hollywood Squares, the old game show where celebrities sat ina three by three grids to answer questions from contestants.
The bank´s CEO highlights the challenges between management and employees on a return to the office, and a possible economic slowdown threatens to erode employees’ leverage to stay home.
He also argued how remote work damages the US drive for diversity, as remote workers deny themselves the opportunities to meet other people.