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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says don’t blame your company for your burnout: “People are frantic…”

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says don’t blame your company for your burnout: “People are frantic…”

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says don’t blame your company for your burnout: “People are frantic…”

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon – in a viral interview that has resurfaced on social media platforms – emphasized the role of the individual in maintaining work-life balance, rather than assigning that responsibility to the company.

In the interview, Dimon emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility. “It is your duty to take care of your mind, body, spirit, soul, friends, family and health,” he said. “It is your business; it’s none of our business.”

The JPMorgan Chase CEO also said that some people are delusional and operate under the impression that the company will take responsibility for maintaining an employee’s work-life balance. He said the company can only provide the resources necessary to take care of an employee. The ultimate responsibility for maintaining work-life balance rests with the individual.

“We offer you medical services, pilates, massages. I mean, we really try to take care of people, but it can’t make up for you not doing the things you really need to do yourself,” he said.

He elaborated on the same, stressing the importance of working smart to balance work and personal life. “Most people don’t work smart … people don’t run their lives efficiently,” Dimon said. “People are crazy… if you’re crazy, it’s you. It’s not the school, it’s not the job, it’s you. Because most of us aren’t crazy,” he added.

He gave his own example of “smart work”, saying that he has three types of reading speed – very fast, fast and very slow. He generally flips through magazines and journals very quickly, while reading important emails, contracts, etc., very slowly.

Dimon acknowledged that it is difficult for women to maintain work-life balance. In such cases, the household must share responsibilities.

Who is Jamie Dimon?

Jamie Dimon began his career at the Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant. He has been chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase since 2006.

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