Citigroup CEO ordains Zoom-free Fridays to ease ‘relentless’ pandemic workday

Global investment bank Citigroup has banned work video calls on Fridays in an attempt to help employees break free from the “relentlessness of the pandemic workday”.

Jane Fraser, Citi’s new chief executive, told staff that the last day of the working week would be known as “Zoom-free Fridays”.

She also designated 28 May as a company-wide holiday to be known as “Citi reset day” and encouraged staff to book more holidays.

“I know, from your feedback and my own experience, the blurring of lines between home and work and the relentlessness of the pandemic workday have taken a toll on our wellbeing,” Fraser wrote in the memo, which was first reported by Financial News. “It’s simply not sustainable.” Click here to read more