First, Alibaba founder Jack Ma demands tech workers Follow the link to learn more “996”The schedule is from 9:00am to 9:00pm six days a weeks. Elon Musk responded. workers at Twitter—now X—to commit to long working hours at a “high intensity.” Late last year, Tencent’s CEO Pony Ma lamented that his employees took it easy at the weekend as the company was struggling.

Here’s another tech founder Is chiming in about allegedly laziness workers. Narayana Murthy, founder Consultancy services in IT InfosysThinks that employees need to be a 70-hour work week—and should do so out of pride for They are a country.

“Our youngsters must say ‘This is my country, I want to work 70-hours a week’,” Murthy is said to be in an interview Published on Thursday, the tech article with Indian venture firm 3one4 Capital. The technology founder India’s low productivity is holding it back, argued some. young Indians should follow the example of Germany and Japan’s postwar rebuilding.

“For the first time India has received certain respect. This is the time for us to consolidate and accelerate the progress and for doing that we need to work very hard,” Murthy said.

Murthy started Infosys In 1981, he hired six engineers for $250 and took advantage when Western companies wanted to outsource their IT operations to India. He stepped down as the company’s CEO in 2002.

Infosys The current market capitalization is approximately $68 billion. The company generated revenue of around $18 Billion last year. This was a 14.6% growth from the year prior.

Indian workers Spend about 43% of their time Engaged in “performative work”Slack & Qualtrics surveyed the most markets. The report found that employees worldwide spend 32% more time than they do actually working to appear busy.

Murthy’s comments sparked an online debate Both amongst his fellow Indian business leaders and the average Indian. Bhavish Aggarwal, founder Ola, the Indian ridesharing service, has expressed its support for Long workweek posting on X He was “putting in the hours. Not just 70, more like 140.”

Tech companies have tried for years to convince employees to stay later and work more, but this argument is starting to lose its appeal in the face of new conversations on work-life balance.

The push for “996,” This idea, which is equivalent to a 72 hour work week in China, was the catalyst for “lying flat,” Or rejecting the culture of long hours by doing just enough to survive. It’s part of a larger trend of younger workers In China, there is a growing resistance to the notion that hard work leads to success in both personal and professional life.

Younger workers The U.S., Europe and other countries also reject the idea. “hustle culture,” Social media is a great place to learn about the latest terms. “quiet quitting” and “bare minimum Mondays.“

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