Don't get distracted by media gossip: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka tells employees

Sikka, in the email, told the employees to keep a �sharp focus� on executing the company�s strategy with passion and deep commitment.


Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has told his employees not to get distracted by the “Eardrum Buzz” being created by media speculation about the rift in the company.

“Let us not get distracted by media speculation that is designed to stir up gossip or rehash old rumours or speculate on the unknowns, around visas, or anything that questions our commitment to governance, integrity and values, in order to generate headlines and create, in the words of the Wire, Eardrum Buzz,” Sikka, who is the CEO of India’s second largest IT services firm, said in an email to employees.

Sikka, in the email, told the employees to keep a “sharp focus” on executing the company’s strategy with passion and deep commitment, according to a report in News18.

Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, in an interview with Economic Times, said corporate governance at the firm is down amid concerns about pay hikes and the severance packages of the top management.

Murthy said that such payments raised doubts whether the company is using them as hush money to hide something. Murthy’s statement evoked tensions between the promoters (founder and co-founders) of Infosys and the management team and board members.

“There is no second-guessing our deep commitment, passion and dedication to transforming this great company, even within the unprecedented new context that we find ourselves in. We are doing this. We will do this. Together!” Sikka said in the email.