Would you work better if your boss didn’t care how you did it?
definition : “Results-Only Work Environment isn’t flex-time, it’s absolute freedom to work when and where you please. All you have to do is produce.”
In 2003, Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson were developing new human resources guidelines at Best Buy, the electronics retailer, when they suggested a profound shift in the way the company managed its employees. They wondered what might happen if they granted workers 100% autonomy and expected of them 100% accountability. What if employees were judged solely on the work they did and not at all on the manner in which they did it?
Ressler and Thompson dubbed their plan the Results-Only Work Environment, or ROWE. The scheme involved some radical proposals. People could work from home absolutely anytime they felt like it, without needing a reason or excuse. There would be no such thing as a sick day or a vacation allotment—employees could take off as much time as they wanted, whenever they saw fit. Perhaps most provocative: All meetings would be optional. Even if your boss had invited you…
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