After hours with Ritesh Agarwal CEO & founder, OYO Rooms
1 There are many things I love about my job. A lot of people do not get the opportunity to do what they want to do. I get that opportunity and create real impact through my work. Also, I get to work with the most amazing and smartest people in the country. Through my work I want to bring in positive change and with OYO Rooms we have been able to create direct and indirect employment opportunities. Also, at OYO the work never gets dull as we have a very close-knit team which likes to have fun and our office floor is always buzzing with energy. With so much of positivity around, I don’t think there is anything that I hate about my job.
2 I wake up at eight and the first thing I do is clear out my emails. On most days, I have breakfast meetings which I feel are great for discussing your strategies. Also, I make sure that every morning I spend 30 minutes talking to unhappy customers. For me, our customers are extremely important and I try to personally call the ones who are not as happy with us as we would like them to be. The rest of the day is spent in internal and external meetings. The most exciting part of the day is meeting my various teams. They are always coming up with great things. The day ends by taking account of everything that happened during the day.
3 When I am in town I like to take out my bicycle and just like to ride around the city. On some weekends I pick up my suitcase and reach the bus station or the airport and head somewhere without any pre-planning. Once I am in a new place I like to talk to the people there and check out as many hotels as possible. Exploring cities, meeting people, and checking out how the hotels in a particular city are functioning, give me perspective.
4 I am heavily dependent on my MacBook Pro, iPhone 6, Apple watch and my Mac iOS desktop.
5 I use Myntra.com to shop as I like the variety provided by this shopping portal.