Marico Chairman Narayana Murthy, different from the ’70 hour work week’ suggestion, said – ‘The ultimate objective should be…’

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Marico Chairman Narayana Murthy, different from the ’70 hour work week’ suggestion, said – ‘The ultimate objective should be…’ – Gudstory

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Amid the debate over Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy supporting longer working hours, Marico Group Chairman Harsh Mariwala has shared his views on the X platform.

According to Mariwala, it is an undeniable fact that hard work is the backbone of success, but “it is not about the hours spent. It is about the quality and passion that the person brings to those hours.”

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Mariwala supported the idea of ​​presenting challenges to the youth to promote growth and learning.

“When a person sees a path where hard work turns into a promising future, he is naturally inclined to give his best,” the chairman of the parachute oil maker said in a post on Sunday.

Also read: Even Narayana Murthy isn’t always on point: Youth should work smarter, not longer

He said it is important for organizations to develop a culture rooted in transparency, trust and competence that is devoid of gossip, backbiting and politics.

Mariwala said, “The ultimate objective should be to make work so invigorating and rewarding that the paradigm of work-life balance becomes seamlessly integrated.”

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“When young professionals are passionate and see purpose in what they do, the need for ‘balance’ becomes a harmonious blend of personal and professional fulfillment,” Mariwala said.

Last week, Infosys co-founder Murthy created a bit of a stir on X when he said youth should work 70 hours a week to increase the country’s productivity.

Speaking with former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai on the inaugural episode of 3one4 Capital’s podcast ‘The Record’, Murthy said the youth must put in extra hours at work to compete with leading economies.

Comparing India with China, Japan and Japan, he said, “India’s work productivity is one of the lowest in the world. Unless we improve our work productivity… we will not be able to compete with those countries Who have made tremendous progress.” Germany.

He said, “So, my request is that our youth should say, ‘This is my country. I would like to work 70 hours a week.’

Murthy’s comments were criticized by some for apparently promoting a “culture of overwork”, and praised by others for trying to encourage youth to take action.

Ola Cabs CEO Bhavish Aggarwal also posted, saying, “Completely agree with Mr Murthy’s views. This is not our time to work less and entertain ourselves. Rather this is our time to do everything and Build in one generation what other countries have built.” Many generations!”

BharatPe founder Ashneer Grover believes that people were hurt by Murthy’s comment because “work is still being measured in ‘hours’ rather than ‘results'”.

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Upgrade founder Ronnie Screwvala also disagreed with Murthy. He wrote, “Boosting productivity isn’t just about working longer hours. It’s about getting better at what you do – upskilling, positive work environments and fair pay for the work done. Quality of > Working Long Hours”.

Also read: Indian industry divided over Narayana Murthy’s call for 70-hour work week; Contribution of Bhavish Aggarwal, Ronnie Screwvala

JSW Group Chairman and Managing Director Sajjan Jindal supported Narayana Murthy’s statement. Citing the example of Prime Minister Modi and his father, he argued that the 5-day work week culture is not suitable for India.

He wrote on X, “I wholeheartedly support the statement of Shri Narayana Murthy. It’s not about exhaustion, it’s about dedication. We have to make India an economic superpower that we can all be proud of.”

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Updated: October 29, 2023, 12:47 PM IST


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