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Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by Admin Singh, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Admin Singh

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    Nowadays, there’s a movement in Europe name Slow Food. This movement establishes that people should eat and drink slowly, with enough time to taste their food, spend time with the family, friends, without rushing. Slow Food is against its counterpart: the spirit of Fast Food and what it stands for as a lifestyle. Slow Food is the basis for a bigger movement called Slow Europe, as mentioned by Business Week.

    Basically, the movement questions the sense of “hurry” and “craziness” generated by globalization, fueled by the desire of “having in quantity” (life status) versus “having with quality”, “life quality” or the “quality of being”. French people, even though they work 35 hours per week, are more productive than Americans or British. Germans have established 28.8 hour workweeks and have seen their productivity been driven up by 20%. This slow attitude has brought forth the US ’s attention, pupils of the fast and the “do it now!”.

    This no-rush attitude doesn’t represent doing less or having a lower productivity. It means working and doing things with greater quality, productivity, perfection, with attention to detail and less stress. It means reestablishing family values, friends, free and leisure time. Taking the “now”, present and concrete, versus the “global”, undefined and anonymous. It means taking humans’ essential values, the simplicity of living.

    It stands for a less coercive work environment, more happy, lighter and more productive where humans enjoy doing what they know best how to do. It’s time to stop and think on how companies need to develop serious quality with no-rush that will increase productivity and the quality of products and services, without losing the essence of spirit.

    In the movie, Scent of a Woman, there’s a scene where Al Pacino asks a girl to dance and she replies, “I can’t, my boyfriend will be here any minute now”. To which Al responds, “A life is lived in an instant”. Then they dance to a tango. Many of us live our lives running behind time, but we only reach it when we die of a heart attack or in a car accident rushing to be on time. Others are so anxious of living the future that they forget to live the present, which is the only time that truly exists. We all have equal time
    throughout the world. No one has more or less. The difference lies in how each one of us does with our time. We need to live each moment. As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”.

    Congratulations for reading till the end of this message.

    Globalized processes have caused in us (all over the world) a general sense of searching for immediate results. Therefore, we have come to posses a need to see immediate results. This contrasts greatly with the slow movements of the Swedish. They, on the other hand, debate, debate, debate, hold x quantity of meetings and work with a slowdown scheme. At the end, this always yields better results.
    Said in another words:

    1. Sweden is about the size of San Pablo , a state in Brazil .
    2. Sweden has 2 million inhabitants.
    3. Stockholm , has 500,000 people.
    4. Volvo, Escania, Ericsson, Electrolux, Nokia are some of its renowned
    companies. Volvo supplies the NASA.

    Do we not require to ponder on the attitude of Swedish People.

    There are many who will have stopped in the middle so as not to waste time in this globalized world.
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  3. pk70

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    A wonderful article, reminds me of japan when it started treading on industry line to the peak beating almost every monopolized enterprises in Auto and electronics catagory, replaced almost all small and medium cars of American Industry with Japanese, including the giant Mercedes in U.S with Lexus . American CEO s started refresher-curses in their industrial plants. about "quality control" of Japanese It is one aspect of covering quality. Productivity was dragged to low quality control due to high demands, the momentum started faultering. Imazine practicing it in improvement of life, world attitude will definitely be changed from" tomorrow to today". Rushing over causes wastage of both material and life. Thanks for sharing.

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