Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It: A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People

Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It: A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People

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by Jody Thompson, Cali Ressler
     
 

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Change the way you think about work (and life) by focusing on results—and only results

Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It shows how the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) mindset can make you or your organization more entrepreneurial, more connected with the broader trends in your industry, and more willing to take smart risks. It explains

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Change the way you think about work (and life) by focusing on results—and only results

Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It shows how the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) mindset can make you or your organization more entrepreneurial, more connected with the broader trends in your industry, and more willing to take smart risks. It explains how to set clear expectations and focus on the endpoint as opposed to managing the process that gets you there. With eyes set on getting rid of distractions, long meetings, and unnecessary updates, this book offers quick, everyday strategies to experience huge increases in productivity (without adding resources) and dramatic drops in turnover.

  • Authors Ressler and Thompson began their work together at Best Buy where they are credited with revolutionizing the workplace
  • Reframes thinking away from counting on general availability (Where's Bob?) to creating clear expectations (Does Bob know exactly what's expected of him?)
  • Explains how to reduce the number of meetings while increasing their quality
  • Shows how to eliminate scheduled events in order to increase critical thinking and improve communication

ROWE is a bold, cultural transformation that permeates the attitudes and operating style of an entire workplace, leveling the playing field and giving people complete autonomy—to manage their measurable results using adult common sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118426364
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2013
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
1,300,936
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

CALI RESSLER and JODY THOMPSON are the cofounders of CultureRx and authors of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It. CultureRx provides training services customized to the needs of their clients that successfully shift teams and entire organizations into a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Cali and Jody began their work together at Best Buy, where they are credited with revolutionizing the workplace.

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Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It: A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an incredibly powerful book, building on the previous Why Work Sucks, and providing real-world case studies. It helped me to see that practical application of ROWE is real and proven. I recommend this book to anyone in a leadership role who wants to achieve a giant step change in results, and in work-life balance.