Everyone wants to be successful right? Or more accurately, no one wants to fail. But how can you find success in your life, your job, or anywhere else? The answer is simple. Love what you do. There’s nothing that will make you better than doing what you love and pursuing it with all your heart. […]
Be professional – you know you’ve heard it – probably from a mentor, a parent, or a manager. And it’s pretty good career advice… if you know what it means. The challenge is that professionalism means different things to different people, and professional behavior varies widely depending on your working environment. Dictionary.com gives us a […]
So yesterday I talked about the ROWE as in Results Only Work Environment. And today I was really going to post a very long article on managing a remote work force. But then I came across this video by Mike Rowe speaking at TED on work, being wrong, and valuing information from the source.
In 2007 Best Buy implemented a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE. They took the bold step of allowing their employees to work when they wanted, where they wanted, and to measure only the results and not the time spent in the office. The result? 40% more productivity, and a 90% reduction in voluntary turnover. Is a ROWE for you?
When you launch a new initiative with your team, do you use the same presentation you used when you talked to the management team? Don’t! Different levels of the organization want and need different information so be sure you are customizing your communication to your audience. Here are some focus points for each group