Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal Endorses Narayana Murthy’s 70-Hour Workweek Proposal

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal Endorses Narayana Murthy's 70-Hour Workweek Proposal

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal Endorses Narayana Murthy's 70-Hour Workweek Proposal

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Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal has publicly endorsed Narayana Murthy’s advocacy for a 70-hour workweek, expressing his full support for the renowned business leader’s advice. In a recent podcast, Aggarwal shared his personal work ethic, revealing that he dedicates an astonishing 20 hours each day to work, without taking breaks, throughout the entire week.

Murthy’s proposal for a 70-hour workweek has sparked significant discussions among business leaders and the public alike. Some agree on the necessity for increased productivity to drive economic growth and innovation, while others debate the adequacy of compensation and the potential impact on employees’ well-being and work-life balance.

“I should do more, and I’m fully in sync with his (Murthy’s) direction to the youth,” Aggarwal said backing Murthy.

Referring to the Infosys founder’s in and out from the firm several time, the Ola CEO said, “I think he had to come back because of the state his company was in, right? And he was able to contribute after he came back and was able to turn it around

Aggarwal, a prominent figure in the Indian startup ecosystem, expressed his alignment with Murthy’s vision, particularly emphasizing the importance of hard work and dedication among young professionals. He believes that embracing such a rigorous work schedule can foster a strong work ethic and drive success.

Aggarwal’s endorsement adds to the ongoing conversation about work culture and productivity in the modern business landscape. 

Aggarwal has previously voiced his support for extending average working hours, aligning with Murthy’s perspective on the matter, as evident in his past social media posts

The Ola CEO also shared that he “was and is” a Steve Jobs fan, adding that the Apple founder is “one of the core inspirations that I grew up with”

As business leaders weigh in on Murthy’s proposal, the broader implications for employee welfare, corporate practices, and economic productivity remain key points of consideration in this evolving debate.