A GOOD idea: Minnesota’s results-only workplace environment
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
GOOD magazine sees a good idea in the Hennepin County health and human services department’s flexible work schedule.
The county department is among a handful of employers to adopt a results-only work environment, or ROWE, in which employees can work when and where they want, as long as the work gets done.
“This is just clearly a good idea. After all, what could an employer possibly care about beyond results? And in Hennepin County, there is some initial evidence that ROWE has made things much more efficient. They used to have a two-week backlog of public support cases to process. Now that’s down to five days. A ROWE program would also save employers money on everything from printing paper to electricity.”
Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler came up with ROWE while they were working at Best Buy. They now help companies make the transition with their consulting firm CultureRx. More at GOOD
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