Timothy Ferriss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek
ROWE is a chance for everyone to learn a better way to work. It encourages people to contribute rather than just show up and grind out their days.
Brad Anderson, CEO, Best Buy (from the Foreword)
Now, this changes everything. Buy this book. Act on what you read.
Cindy Froggatt, author of Work Naked
This is like TiVo for your work.
It is a fundamental shift away from face time or chair time to just one consideration: Did the employee get the job done?
The freedom, employees say, is changing their lives. They dont know if they work fewer hourstheyve stopped countingbut they are more productive.
A remarkably persuasive and mind-bending book. Family-friendly, too.
Joan Blades, cofounder MomsRising.org and Moveon.org
Do you resent having to beg permission to watch your kid’s weekday soccer game?
Are you tired of seeing people who aren’t very good at their jobs get promoted because they arrive early and stay late?
There’s got to be a better way—and there is! Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson show that everyone benefits when we change the focus from hours to outcomes. It’s just that our traditional definition of work—Monday through Friday, nine to five—doesn’t make sense in the always-on global economy.
So, Ressler and Thompson created the Results-Only Work Environment. In a ROWE, you control when, where, and how long you work. As long as you meet your objectives, the way you spend your time is entirely up to you.
Suddenly, work isn’t a place you go, it’s a thing you do. In a ROWE, there are no mandatory meetings or fixed schedules. You stop doing any activity that wastes time, and no one criticizes you for “leaving early” or “coming in late.” If you do your best work at midnight or on Sundays, go for it!
ROWE sounds like a fantasy, but Ressler and Thompson have already made it a reality at Best Buy, a Fortune 100 company. They have proven that ROWE not only makes employees happier but also delivers better results. And now the authors are helping companies implement ROWE nationwide.
Infused with passion and common sense, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life. Read it and join the revolution!