The Slow Movement

TitleThe Slow Movement
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBoxall, SF, Funke, MB, Funke, RD, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2013
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , personal ethics
AbstractWhen flying back from a vacation, Josh was taken by an article that he read that discussed the "Slow Movement" which emphasizes a decreased use of technology, prioritization of issues to only those which are likely to have lasting impacts, and living in the moment. Josh, who has been overworked for a while and feels like his work interferes with his family life, decides to put into practice the lessons of slow living. He gets rid of his smartphone, spends more time meditating, and leaves the office at 5 pm every day. Within a week, Josh noticed an improvement in his sleep quality and feels more connected with his wife and family. However, Josh's co-workers are not happy about the change, and rumors are spreading that he is no longer a team player. Noticing an apparent declining dedication to the company's Josh's boss threatens to demote him to a position with fewer responsibilities and a smaller paycheck. On his commute back home, Josh wonders if he should abandon his slo-mo approach and revert back to his 12-hour workday.
NotesCase from the 2013 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
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