In a playful yet pointed response to N.R. Narayana Murthy’s assertion on a 70-hour workweek, Harsh Goenka takes a dig by suggesting a conversation with Orry, referencing Murthy’s infamous driver. Goenka’s proposal adds a humorous twist to the discourse on work hours, creating a light-hearted yet significant discussion on corporate culture and work-life balance. This witty exchange hints at a broader conversation within the business community about the expectations and norms surrounding professional commitments.
Harsh Goenka Proposes Narayana Murthy-Orry Chat
The 70-hour work week has been a widely discussed subject for several weeks. Industrialist Harsh Goenka recently added a humorous touch to the discourse by proposing a conversation between Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy and social media influencer Orry on the matter. Goenka went a step further by volunteering to moderate the discussion.
Harsh Goenka expressed the desire for someone to arrange a discussion between Narayana Murthy and Orry regarding the necessity of a 70-hour work week. Goenka conveyed this message while sharing a picture of Narayana Murthy and Orry on X. He wrote,
“Can someone please organise a conversation between Narayana Murthy and Orry on the need for a 70-hour working week!”
Can someone please organize a conversation between Narayana Murthy and Orry on the need of a 70 hour working week! 😀 pic.twitter.com/9svQvvYO9s
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) December 12, 2023
Murthy spoke on 70-hour work week
Former Infosys CEO Narayana Murthy initiated a conversation about work-life balance when he commented on the work productivity of the country in a podcast. While speaking with former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai, Murthy emphasized the importance of the youth working a minimum of 70 hours a week to enhance the country’s work productivity. According to him, this is crucial for maintaining competitiveness with nations such as China and Japan.
In his discussion with Mohandas Pai, Murthy stated, “If we want to compete with the fastest growing countries like China and Japan, we need to boost up our work productivity. At the moment, India’s work productivity is very low. The government also must reduce the time it takes for decision-making and curb corruption in bureaucracy.”
He further emphasized, “Our youngsters need to work for at least 70 hours a week.”
Orry’s viral interview
A viral interview on X showcased Orry expressing his perspective on life, declaring that as long as he is living, he considers himself a liver. In the now-viral video, Orry stated, “You go for a job, you are a jobber. You paint, you are a painter. I am living, I am a liver. Yeah, I am a liver.”
Harsh Goenka’s post initiated discussions on social media, prompting users to share their opinions on the concept of an extended workweek.
Users reacted hilariously on Harsh Goenka ‘s post
In the comments section of the post, Harsh Goenka mentioned that he is willing to host the conversation.
An individual commented, “If it happens it will break all the records of viewership.”
Another person added, “A 7 mins talk at least. He will then become a talker.”
A third individual expressed, “That would be the debate to watch. Hilarious.”
A fourth commenter stated, “OMG, I’d love to see that debate! Popcorn ready!”
A fifth person shared, “That would be interesting.”
Here are some more reactions from other users
A 7mins talk at least 😀
He will then become a talker.
— Niranjan Avasthi (@avasthiniranjan) December 12, 2023
I guess someone first has to get him to work. To work on something. Than to “work on himself” as Ananya Pandey said. 😀https://t.co/0qu0e0S1Dy
— Vishnu (విష్ణు మూర్తి) (@vmurthy77) December 12, 2023
OMG, I'd love to see that debate! Popcorn ready!
— Shubham Trivedi (@ShubhamTrivedii) December 12, 2023
🤣🤣🤣 This is like asking someone to synchronize NaMo and RaGa working hours. One works for 16 hours a day, and the other for 25 minutes (Gulam Nabi Azad)
— Milind (@ThombreMilind) December 12, 2023
Murthy: You should work 70 hrs working per week
Orry: No…7 hrs per week..!
— JH (@jagdish_2204) December 12, 2023