Can a Fast-Growing Oyo Patch Up the Early Cracks?
It's raining doubts on Oyo Hotels & Homes, a far cry from the awe that was poured on its founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal when he came in six years ago brandishing the simple belief that "everyone deserves a beautiful living space." Can Oyo fix its apparent shortfalls?
What's more, a damning report last week by Nikkei Asian Review on how a massive shortfall in Oyo's expansion goal in Japan has snowballed into a nasty labor dispute reflects the toxic mix and the price Oyo is paying for pursuing superfast growth.
Cracks in the model have appeared. Can they be patched?