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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. […]
“I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” ~Thomas Edison What he didn’t say is how long it took him to get through those 10,000 wrong answers. Being wrong (or finding a way that doesn’t work) isn’t a problem in and of itself. The problem is when you’re wrong and you can’t move […]
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 […]
Last week I was out scouring the internet looking for the exact words (and source) of the quote about a good compromise making everyone unhappy. Not only did I find multiple versions and sources of it, but I found something else that interested me even more. Depending on who you ask, compromise is either the […]
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?