November 16, 2010

Quote: We want Freedom, not Ping-Pong tables

Posted in Behaviour at 20:16 by graham

It’s too bad that companies are still hiding behind glitzy buildings with on-site amenities, flexibility programs and knitting clubs when what people really want are their lives back.

From the ROWE blog.

ROWE stands for Results Only Work Environment, and means each person is free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. It is being used by Best Buy, Gap, and (small) parts of the US government.

Daniel Pink mentions ROWE near the end of his TED talk here Dan Pink on Motivation

On a personal note, I’ve been working from home (freelance) for two years now, since my son was born. Not only do I get a lot more (a lot more) done than I used to in the office, even better, I’m getting to see my son grow up. And no commuting. And getting to know my neighbors. And and …

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