ROWE: It’s all about the results baby

Posted December 20, 2013 in Latest News & Insights

ROWE stands for Results-Only Work Environment. It’s THE way to work, in our humble opinions. But we’re admittedly biased since we created it.

Corporate America work sucked for us, so we set out to fix it. ROWE was our solution. It’s a management strategy where employees are evaluated on performance, not presence. In a ROWE, people focus on results and only results – which results in increasing the organization’s performance while cultivating the right environment for people to manage all the demands in their lives…including work.

Sometimes ROWE gets confused with telework, but to us they’re totally different things. There’s a good reason we say that “ROWE goes beyond telework.” There’s sometimes a misunderstanding that ROWE is simply a “work at home” program, similar to telework, which couldn’t be further from the truth. ROWE takes some of the common sense tactics of telework (hey, I don’t have to work in an office when I can do this somewhere else) but then goes beyond telework by changing culture and management mindsets, so that the focus is Results. Period. And – going beyond telework includes all industries and all people. Cool.

But instead of writing an exhaustive compare/contrast essay here, we decided to infographicize it for you. Yes, that’s a word … just go with it.
Behold, ROWE vs. Telework!

[fancy_box]Today’s guest blog post is courtesy of Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson at ROWE.[/fancy_box]

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