ROWE: Results-Only Work Environment

ROWE is a simple concept: let people do what they want at work — as long as they’re getting work done. Evidently Best Buy has put the system into place and has increased productivity by 41%

This, like democracy, is another example of a great system that works for the best among us, but fails to deliver for the average. I think this would be great to apply to the stars at a company, i.e. most talent and most self-discipline, but for most in America’s work force it would equate to almost certain failure.

It’s clearly a better system for those who are mature enough for it; I’d love to see it implemented in more places so we can see additional metrics on it.

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