Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It – Interview with Jody Thompson

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In 2010, Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson released their first book Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, based on their experience leading a “Results Only Work Environment” (ROWE) while they were at Best Buy.

In a results-only workplace, employees can do whatever they want whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. No more pointless meetings, racing to get in at 9:00, or begging for permission to watch your kid play soccer. You make the decisions about what you do and where you do it.

It sounds great, doesn’t it? But if you are a manager, how do you make sure that work is actually getting done?

In their second book, Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix it, Cali and Jody tell many stories from companies who have instituted ROWE environments. They provide guidance to managers who are ready to embrace the workplace of the future.

In this 30-minute interview, Pam and Jody discuss the book, and the revolutionary movement to give employees control of their lives back, while creating a productive and dynamic work culture. We are not going back.

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Connect with Cali and Jody here: http://www.gorowe.com/

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3 Responses to “Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It – Interview with Jody Thompson”

  1. It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the long run and it is time to be happy. I’ve learn this put up and if I may I want to counsel you some attention-grabbing issues or advice. Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  2. Its difficult for people to break that employee mindset.

    We know why it’s there thanks to the institutionalized education err brainwashing system.

    People struggle the most with understanding that they are creating the money that their boss pays them with.