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

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

Format:  Hardcover,

278 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Feb 2013

ISBN-13: 9781118426364

ISBN-10: 1118426363

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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.


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Feb 2013
ISBN-13: 9781118426364
ISBN-10: 1118426363
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 278
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Wake Up! Go Beyond Teleworkp. 21
Creating an Accountability Culturep. 55
Motivate Me. No Pizza Party, Pleasep. 63
The Importance of Trustp. 98
S.M.A.R.T. Goals = Senseless Minutia Against Random Tasksp. 105
Down with Billable Hours, Up with Resultsp. 137
24/7 Kicks 9-5's Assp. 143
Focus on What Mattersp. 169
No More Bullshit Meetings. Period.p. 177
Delighting the Customerp. 201
Results. Not for Every Job?p. 207
Results-Only Competency-Based Educationp. 237
ROWE in the Public Sectorp. 244
Epiloguep. 256
About the Authorsp. 272
Indexp. 273

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