Narayana Murthy, the founder of business giant Infosys is certainly an inspiration for many of us but in recent times, he started a debate for which he got slammed as well when he suggested that youngsters of the country should work minimum 70 hours per week. While speaking on a podcast, Narayana Murthy said that India’s productivity is already very low and in order to compete with the economies which have grown tremendously in the last 2-3 decades, youngsters will need to work harder.
After this statement of Narayana Murthy, people started talking about the effects of long working hours on a person’s health as we have already seen youngsters suffering from heart problems and some other serious diseases due to stress and hectic lifestyle.
Recently, Sudha Murthy who is an author and a philanthropist attended an event in which she was asked about the statement made by her husband and in response, she said that her husband has worked for 80-90 hours per week, he believed in hard work and lived his life like this only. Sudha Murthy said that her husband has spoken what he felt and he has just shared his experience.
Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murthy have been married for 45 years and they have supported each other in every phase of life but still do you feel that working 70 hrs is correct in the present times?