When buzzing through a sped-up world where there are always battles to be won and emails to be answered, learning to slow down in the workplace is imperative to both our productivity and happiness. In this excerpt from Carl Honoré’s book In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed, he writes about the benefits of flexible hours and the importance of downtime. From Kinfolk's Entrepreneurs Issue.
Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. Founded in 2011, Kinfolk is now the leading independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals and also produces international editions in Japan, China, Korea and Russia.
“Many modern jobs depend on the kind of creative thinking that seldom occurs at a desk and cannot be squeezed into fixed schedules.” – Carl Honoré
Photographer Mark Sanders, Stylist David Lamb, Writer Carl Honoré, Art Directors Anja Verdugo and Charlotte Heal, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King