Imagine a workplace where you were rated based on your productivity.
Imagine a workplace where a results were rewarded, and not just sheer working hours.
Imagine what would happen if you could work less, even 4 days a week.
Did America go down the right path when we began the 40 hour work week?
Smashing The Clock is an interesting article about an experiment at Best Buy called ROWE, for “results-only work environment.”
At most companies, going AWOL during daylight hours would be grounds for a pink slip. Not at Best Buy. The nation’s leading electronics retailer has embarked on a radical–if risky–experiment to transform a culture once known for killer hours and herd-riding bosses. The endeavor, called ROWE, for “results-only work environment,” seeks to demolish decades-old business dogma that equates physical presence with productivity. The goal at Best Buy is to judge performance on output instead of hours.
BusinessWeek Online: Smashing The Clock