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Carl Honoré is one of the world’s most respected advocates of the Slow Movement, which focuses on the way we live, work, eat and communicate. Eleven years after publishing his standout tome In Praise of Slowness, he offers some insight on what Slow means today.

How is working more slowly often actually more productive than working quickly?

In lots of ways. You can only squeeze so much productivity out of a human being. Eventually people burn out or lose interest, but working too hard and too fast takes a toll from the very start. Staffers become less creative and more error-prone. A long-hours work culture also leads to a lot of wasted time as employees hang around pretending to be busy when all they’re doing is putting in face time.

  • Words:
    Georgia Frances King
  • Photography:
    Mark Sanders
  • Styling:
    David Lamb

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  • Words:
    Georgia Frances King
  • Photography:
    Mark Sanders
  • Styling:
    David Lamb
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