Zoom CEO is also suffering from Zoom fatigue

CEOs are just like us.

On Tuesday, top American executives including those from JPMorgan Chase and Zoom were brutally honest when discussing how challenging remote work has been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit.

Even Zoom CEO Eric Yuan discussed how he is not unlike anyone else and is also suffering from Zoom fatigue, citing one day from last year in which he said he held 19 consecutive online meetings.

“I’m very tired of it,” Yuan said. “I do have meeting fatigue.”

The CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, was in complete agreement with Yuan.

“I’m about to cancel all my Zoom meetings,” he said. “I’m done with it.”

Both companies have plans to bring their employees back into their offices beginning this spring and summer. According to Yuan, Zoom employees will likely return to the corporate office for at least two days a week and remain home for the rest of the week.

Other CEOs who attended the summit included Ellen Kullman, CEO of a 3-D printing startup called Carbon Inc. She expressed her concern with how comfortable people have gotten with remote and hybrid work, saying that employees can’t have too much say.

“I might be old school, but I’m a believer that over time it will migrate back to a more in-person environment,” Ms. Kullman said. “It’s not a democracy. We’re not going to vote.”