Narayana Murthy Advocates 70-Hour Workweeks for Youth

Narayana Murthy Advocates 70-Hour Workweeks for Youth

Murthy's Vision for India's Future Workforce

In his vision for India’s future, Murthy emphasized, “Performance leads to recognition, recognition leads to respect, and respect leads to power.” He highlighted China as an example of a nation that has effectively followed this trajectory to success.

However, it’s important to note that while Murthy’s vision is aspirational, it also raises several challenges and concerns. The idea of India’s youth working 12-hour days for decades is not only subject to legal and ethical considerations but also faces opposition from changing global work trends. Many Asian countries are reevaluating long working hours, and Western nations are pushing for shorter workweeks, often advocating for four-day workweeks. Murthy’s proposition, though hopeful, may appear unrealistic in the broader global context.