JPMorgan’s chief executive officer is slamming remote work once again, this time on the grounds that it hurts diversity, according to news reports.

"We say we want diversity, [and] when you come [to work], it is a rainbow room," Jamie Dimon said in a call with clients last week, according to a transcript published by Yahoo Finance. "But if you live in certain parts of our country and go eat out there, it is all white. You're losing opportunities to meet other people. I think they are cumulative negatives."

Dimon also took aim at Zoom meetings, comparing them to “[m]anagement by Hollywood Squares” that hurts “honesty and decision making,” according to the transcript.

“That disappears when you do it from home because at home you tend to say, okay, we'll pick this up tomorrow,” he said, according to Yahoo Finance. “People laugh when I say it. I never did this, but a lot of people at home on a call are texting each other, sometimes saying what a jerk that person is.”

Dimon has long been critical of remote work arrangements put in place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Back in September 2020, JPMorgan found that such arrangements hurt employees’ productivity.

In the Spring of 2021, JPMorgan was one of the first financial services firms to reopen offices. At the time, Dimon criticized remote work as hindering the firm’s apprenticeship program, the ability of employees to get to know each other and the elimination of “spontaneous learning and creativity because you don’t run into people at the coffee machine, talk with clients in unplanned scenarios, or travel to meet with customers and employees for feed-back on your products and services.”