alex’s tiny revolution

  • date: 11 october 2019
  • challenge category: everything else
  • selected tactic: tiny sabotage
  • difficulty rating: doable
  • current status: on hold

sabotage alex’s day:

the submission:

The expectations of speed.
In our working world, there is priority placed on speed. Speed to respond. Aiming for peaks in productivity.
Speed and efficiency are what stop me from going plastic free, jumping in a car, flying.
It’s what ensures I make clerical errors.
It stops me from knowing what’s going on in the world and gives me tunnel vision.
It’s what stops me from reflecting and making better decisions.
It stops human connection & increases computer time.
Is the answer a 4 day standard week? Is it a cultural shift?

alex, 11.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

title: alex’s personal sabotage service
alex’s regular work routine is intentionally disrupted by a personal saboteur in an effort to carve out a 4 day week – with day 5 assigned to the things she actually wants / needs to do

how can we do it?

a formal agreement is drafted with alex that stipulates at some point during the next week your day will be sabotaged in an effort to give her 1 free day.

the agreement sets four goals for her to achieve:

  1. have a plastic free day
  2. make a human connection
  3. increase your depth of knowledge without using technology
  4. switch your phone off and ignore time
    at the end of this day alex goes to bed early in order to wake up refreshed and ready to evaluate the impact of the experiment.

where does it need to take place?

alex works at mpac and dadaa – prior agreement will need to be sought with her workplace managers.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

alex’s signed consent.


the doing:

the tiny revolutions rebels were unable to turn this idea into a reality. 

tactic: sabotage