Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ROWE

This post from Tim "4 Hour Work Week" Ferriss on the virtues of Results Only Work Environments has sparked a lot of enthusiasm.

I have some questions:


  1. If you are not measuring efforts and are solely focused on results, then how do you achieve consistency in the quality of the results?

  2. Are the results defined tightly or loosely? If the latter, then quality can really fly out the window.

The overall appeal of a system that gets rid of mindless meetings and pointless procedures is hard to deny. It may be that my questions are fully answered in the execution strategy. Knowing the gaps between promise and performance, however, I get a little nervous when a bold new approach is described and it sounds a great deal like what has been tried, with mixed results, in the past.


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