A lot has been said about our country’s toxic work culture. In general, we tend to glorify long working hours, not getting enough sleep, not having time for our families, and not having a work-life balance. An employee who spends late nights at office is given promotions and a raise as compared to those who wrap up their work quickly and head home.
Often company heads put too much pressure on the employees and expect them to work through blood, sweat and tears, making them feel guilty for taking a leave. Some even work through weekends and their private lives go for a toss. This needs to stop.
A former Shark Tank judge and the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals Namita Thapar took to Twitter to say that working long hours and having no time for family is not a “badge of honour”.
She urged companies to “fix” work-life balance for a more “productive” generation, reported Moneycontrol.
“Stop wearing ‘ I work long hours, I travel a lot, I have no time for family’ as a badge of honour, let’s fix work life balance at all companies so we have a mentally fit & more productive generation next that get quality time & involvement from both parents,” she tweeted.
Have a look:
Stop wearing ‘ I work long hours, I travel a lot, I have no time for family’ as a badge of honour, let’s fix work life balance at all companies so we have a mentally fit & more productive generation next that get quality time & involvement from both parents.
— Namita (@namitathapar) June 10, 2022
While many people agreed, some highlighted how certain companies have clauses which demand the employee to work long hours and failing to do so would cause them to lose their jobs. Change has to be made from the grassroots level of a company.
Plus these toxic companies where half the mgt are soft spoken. get you in. Then there are these other group of “project managers” who take inspiration from drill sergents to be disrespectful, shout, put you down, later do what you were suggesting but take credit for it or from
— Tushar Kapila (@Tushar_Kapila) June 11, 2022
My wife works for E&Y. Never seen a firm with a more toxic work culture than this firm. She is leaving right after her probation ends. I dont know how the firm is standing with such a high employee turnover
— Tushar Jain (@tusharjain95) June 11, 2022
Why do I see such posts mostly from women leaders?
Most men out their telling you to “love the grind”. It speaks volumes of how women, because of all the pressures & multi-tasking, have to imbibe work-life balance to survive :/
— Devika Chopra 🖊 (@ilah108) June 12, 2022
Moreover, corporate companies have clauses like "Companies can ask you to work as long as they want, they can ask you to work even on weekends"
Trust me it's not the employees working long hours on their own will, but it's their only option because this company will replace them
— a. (@abhaysrivastavv) June 12, 2022
Exactly Ma’am. Our Country has a toxic 6 days work culture, especially in the Private sector regarding desk jobs. It’s time to normalize 5 days work culture with adequate work hours & calendar holidays that honor our Indian Labor Codes 😇
— Rohit Kapoor 🇮🇳 (@IndianTrainFan) June 11, 2022
Let’s implement this rather: value to productive hours (not to exceed 8hrs), value the employees who are the backbone of operations, distribute money equally towards the lower band rather keeping it with the upper band.
This is a work culture of Foreign co. Y can’t we have it.
— TheDarkKnight (@prasadsuvarna24) June 11, 2022
Resonate completely. No organisation has the quantum of work (ie paid Projects) that calls for overworked employees. If someone does, obviously they have the money to increase their team size. Let’s do things right the first time.
— Suuresh Ramachandran, Founder|CEO|CCO, Eye-Q Films (@suuresheyeq) June 10, 2022
One of the biggest challenges to mental health in today’s world is caused by the pressure of demanding workplaces. Companies promoting a healthy work-life balance will help improve mental health & quality of life of their employees, & also have productive & creative employees!
— Pause (@pause_family) June 10, 2022
A very valid point,which is also the need of the hour. But,such is the state of organizations that investors/ promoters have transitioned into the role of money lenders and are quick to get into ROIs of the world . Impatient for results and thus the current state of affairs .
— Ashish Sinha (@triashish) June 11, 2022
Do you agree with what Namita Thapar has to say?
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