I’ve been reading Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. I’ll post more about the book but here are a few links about the Results Only Work Environment that Pink discusses as the future of work. Not everyone loves it…
Is ROWE The Future Of Work? Or An Unworkable Fantasy?
““Employees aren’t kids off playing hookey, doing as they please. They are adults you trust to do a job right.””
Bingo: it’s all about trusting your employees.
The End of “Results Only” at Best Buy Is Bad News – Monique Valcour – Harvard Business Review
“Why on earth, then, would Joly cut this program? What killed ROWE at Best Buy was the same phenomenon that occurs frequently when a cost-cutting leader is appointed to turn around a struggling company: a short-term “get tough” mindset that favors rapid shocks over the slower, more difficult — but ultimately much more powerful — work of developing and communicating a strategy and harnessing the talent and creativity of committed, engaged employees to implement it. While Al Dunlap-style management can boost stock price in the short term, it lays waste to human capital value — the very resource that is most critical in firms like Best Buy, whose fortunes depend on providing excellent customer service.”
This is really Pink’s point throughout the book: the style of management and ideas about motivation he discusses are about long-term achievement rather than quick turn around.
BEST BUY CEO: Here’s Why I Killed The ‘Results Only Work Environment’ – Business Insider
Best Buy was featured in Daniel Pink’s book Drive as an example of a company using ROWE
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.