THE SLOW WORK MOVEMENT
The Slow Work Movement recognizes and supports people and businesses that move at their own pace, finding that great work comes from craftsmanship, health, connection, and joy.
I learned a lot from the Slow Food movement while living in the Middle East. Their perspectives and values offered exciting alternatives to the mainstream ways of thinking about food and health.
When I came to the business world, I was immediately struck by how much anxiety people experience in their work. As I've studied meditation and learned to be more present and intentional with my work, I've found myself moving at a different pace: a little slower, a little more deliberate, and a lot more peaceful.
Is it time for a Slow Work movement? This is a space to highlight the practices and insights that could help each of us find our own pace in work and life.
Slow movement (culture) (Wikipedia article)
Thich Nhat Hanh: Talks at Google (Youtube video)
It's Time for a Movement Toward 'Slow Marketing' (AdAge article)
Microsoft's 4-Day Workweek Experiment with Full Pay Had Surprising Results (HuffPost article)
Slow Down! How 'Slow Work' Makes Us More Productive (Time Magazine article)