Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It

The Results-Only Revolution

Author: Cali Ressler,Jody Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9238

Do you hate cramming all of your errands into the weekend? Do you resent having to beg permission to watch your kid’s weekday soccer game? Are you tired of seeing people who aren’t very good at their jobs get promoted because they arrive early and stay late? There’s got to be a better way—and there is! Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson show that everyone benefits when we change the focus from hours to outcomes. It’s just that our traditional definition of work—Monday through Friday, nine to five—doesn’t make sense in the always-on global economy. So, Ressler and Thompson created the Results-Only Work Environment. In a ROWE, you control when, where, and how long you work. As long as you meet your objectives, the way you spend your time is entirely up to you. Suddenly, work isn’t a place you go, it’s a thing you do. In a ROWE, there are no mandatory meetings or fixed schedules. You stop doing any activity that wastes time, and no one criticizes you for “leaving early” or “coming in late.” If you do your best work at midnight or on Sundays, go for it! ROWE sounds like a fantasy, but Ressler and Thompson have already made it a reality at Best Buy, a Fortune 100 company. They have proven that ROWE not only makes employees happier but also delivers better results. And now the authors are helping companies implement ROWE nationwide. Infused with passion and common sense, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life. Read it and join the revolution!

Why Work Sucks and how to Fix it

No Schedules, No Meetings, No Joke-- the Simple Change that Can Make Your Job Terrific

Author: Cali Ressler,Jody Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781591842033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5653

Introduces the "Results-Only Work Environment" model through which companies can eliminate such workplace challenges as clock-watching, stressful commuting, and meeting inundation by refocusing on business objectives, in a guide that outlines specific strategies for bolstering employee morale and productivity.

Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It

A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People

Author: Jody Thompson,Cali Ressler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118559282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6728

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.

Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution

Author: Cali Ressler




Page: N.A

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Imagine a workplace where employees can do whatever they want whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. No more pointless meetings, racing to get in at 9:00, or begging for permission to watch your kid play soccer. You make the decisions about what you do and where you do it. It sounds like a fantasy, but Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are leading a movement to make it a reality at companies around the country. They show how a Results-Only Work Environment not only makes employees happier, but also delivers better results. Filled with passion and common sense, their book will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life. Review "If you work, you need this book! Cali and Jody share the secrets of the most radical workplace experiment the Fortune 500 have ever seen. Want 35% greater productivity while going to the movies on a Wednesday afternoon or taking Fridays off? Make the switch from hours to outcomes." -Timothy Ferriss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek "ROWE is a chance for everyone to learn a better way to work. It encourages people to contribute rather than just show up and grind out their days." -Brad Anderson, CEO, Best Buy (from the Foreword) "Now, this changes everything. Buy this book. Act on what you read." -Cindy Froggatt, author of Work Naked "This is like TiVo for your work." -BusinessWeek "It is a fundamental shift away from 'face time' or 'chair time' to just one consideration: Did the employee get the job done?" -Minneapolis Star-Tribune "The freedom, employees say, is changing their lives. They don't know if they work fewer hours-they've stopped counting-but they are more productive." -Time "A remarkably persuasive and mind-bending book. Family-friendly, too." -Joan Blades, cofounder MomsRising.org and Moveon.org About the Author Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are the founders of CultureRx, a company that promotes their belief that there is a better way to work. They met at best buy, where they first created the Results-Only Work Environment.


Future-Proof Your Organization for the 21st Century

Author: Jason Morwick,Robyn Bews,Emily Klein,Tim Lorman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137337478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 6339

Workshift is a blueprint for organizations transitioning into the virtual workplace, where employees are always connected, and work is no longer a destination. This book provides practical lessons on why (and how) some companies are further ahead, and actionable steps to realize the potential of the virtual workplace.

Your Company Sucks

It's Time to Declare War on Yourself

Author: Mark Stevens

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 193561889X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2573

It's every businessperson's nightmare: his or her company is failing, dysfunctional, stuck in neutral, and/or is disappointing overall, from the finances to the customer feedback. Put bluntly—but candidly—the company sucks. That's the bad news. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. Every business can rebound from its lows, regain its momentum, thrill its customers, and be the source of pride and profits its owners and shareholders seek. This U-turn must begin with you, the owner or senior manager, declaring war on yourself. You must face the fact that the malaise the business suffers from is ultimately your responsibility and your doing, and even more important,that it will not be rectified unless you take the lead. Face the hard truth. Take the difficult actions. Demonstrate determination, creativity and resolve. This insightful book makes three points clear: 1. The key to long term business success is for the leader to declare war on him/herself so that the company never rests on its laurels. 2. Only four factors lead to business failure/decline/lack of growth/dysfunctionality. Identifying and addressing these plagues is the focus of the war. 3. Customer satisfaction is a curse in disguise. The overwhelming need is to thrill your customers/clients. Your Company Sucks pulls back the curtain on business performance to reveal the four reasons businesses decline. It identifies your company's red flags, and provides a powerful and innovative methodology to transition from failure to flourish. It's not too late to turn your company around—go from sucking to soaring!

Sacred Commerce

Business as a Path of Awakening

Author: Matthew Engelhart,Terces Engelhart

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

View: 9560

"Introduces the idea of business as a spiritual community and shows how to create a business culture that makes a long, lasting difference in the world and has people inspired to be at and go to work, regardless of their position"--Provided by publisher.

Why Software Sucks-- and what You Can Do about it

Author: David S. Platt

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321466756

Category: Computers

Page: 243

View: 2850

Describes why computer software has become unreliable and offers suggestions on ways users can correct the situation.

Why Your Life Sucks

And What You Can Do About It

Author: Alan Cohen

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 030741874X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2858

The in-your-face, no-hype guide to getting happy… Your life sucks if… • You routinely make someone or something more important than you • The life you are living on the outside doesn’t match who you are on the inside • You say yes when you mean no • You try to fix other people • You’ve forgotten to enjoy the ride When your life sucks, it’s a wake-up call. Now self-help guru and bestselling author Alan Cohen invites you to answer that call, change your course, and enjoy the life you were meant to live. In ten compelling chapters, Cohen shows you how to stop wasting your energy on people and things that deaden you–and use it for things you love. With great humor, great examples, and exhilarating directness, Why Your Life Sucks doesn’t just spell out the ways in which you undermine your power, purpose, and creativity–it shows you how to reverse the damage. Here is an encouraging but loud-and-clear reminder that in every moment we generate our own experience by the choices we make, and that today is the best day to begin your new life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

168 Hours

You Have More Time Than You Think

Author: Laura Vanderkam

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 9781591844105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 8182

Explains how to reorganize and prioritize a weekly schedule in order to meet the demands of today's high-pressure lifestyles while making time for personal needs and interests.

The Orange Line: A Woman's Guide to Integrating Career, Family and Life

Author: Jodi Ecker Detjen,Michelle Waters,Kelly Watson

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0989207722

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 8966

Why do women find work-life balance so hard? Why is “having it all” such an elusive quest? Why haven’t women yet reached equality in the leadership ranks? Authors Jodi Ecker Detjen, Michelle A. Waters, and Kelly Watson probe these questions and more in their highly anticipated new book: The Orange LineTM - A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family and Life. Through interviews with 118 college-educated women, they document real-world career stories and daily life anecdotes about women’s experiences in the work-life struggle. In their research they uncovered how women trap themselves with outdated but pervasive ideals and rigid behavioral rules that define the “ideal woman.” The authors named this limiting belief system the Feminine FilterTM. Not surprisingly the Filter contains rules such as “Do it all,” “Look good,” and “Be nice,” but nowhere on the list is the rule, “Be smart.” Accordingly, the authors call on women to turn their belief system around, not only by starting to think and work smarter, but also to reframe their assumptions and shed their guilt. The authors trace the professional path women follow on their pursuit of career success, starting with what they call the Green Line. This is when women, mostly in their twenties and thirties, identify themselves through their work, abandoning their own needs and exhausting themselves in the process. The Green Line career, despite the external rewards it may garner, often leads to a self-perpetuating and unfulfilling life story. After time spent on the exhausting Green Line path, many women begin to seriously consider the prospect of opting out of their career. This might be to spend more time with their children, or because of a job loss, burnout or a health issue. In doing so they head off onto what the authors term the “Red Line” path. Now they make their career secondary in importance or even walk away from it completely, to focus fully on life and/or family. In this book the authors describe a new career track opportunity: The Orange Line. Women on The Orange Line do not need to choose between work and life; they choose both and live both fully. Women can use The Orange Line as a launching pad to create a robust, whole life that integrates work, family, and self. Orange Liners learn to consciously pace themselves and design a career path that accommodates their own needs. They also take care not to “do it all,” but rather to assure themselves sufficient support in their home lives to preserve and enable their creative energy. The Orange Line is the most radical call to arms for women in decades. It does not look to governments, corporations and other organizations to change. Instead, the authors inspire women to look inward. That is where women will find – and claim – their power.

Hacking Work

Breaking Stupid Rules for Smart Results

Author: Bill Jensen,Josh Klein

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3591

Hacking Work blows the cover off the biggest open secret in the working world. Today's top performers are taking matters into their own hands by bypassing sacred structures, using forbidden tools, and ignoring silly rules to increase their productivity and job satisfaction. This book reveals a multitude of powerful technological and social hacks, and shows readers how bringing these methods out into the open can help them maximize their efficiency and satisfaction with work. Hacking work is the act of getting what you need to do your best by exploiting loopholes and creating workarounds. It is taking the usual ways of doing things and bypassing them to produce results. Hacking work is getting the system to work for you. * Includes how to focus your efforts where they count, negotiate for a more flexible work schedule, and abolish time-wasting meetings and procedures.

Why My Love Life Sucks

Author: Shevi Arnold

Publisher: Play Along Media LLC

ISBN: 1936242192

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 3511

Managing Up

How to Forge an Effective Relationship With Those Above You

Author: Rosanne Badowski

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0385507739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 397

A guide to creating a productive working relationship with a manager shares anecdotes about the author's work with top business leaders while addressing such topics as empowerment, prioritizing, multitasking, and working under pressure. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Seducing the Boys Club

Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top

Author: Nina DiSesa

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345504550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7767

Fact #1: Forty years after the feminist revolution, fewer than 2 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. Fact #2: The playing field is not level. Fact #3: You need to get over this. From the woman who became chairman of the flagship office of the largest advertising agency network in the world comes a wry reality check on how to get ahead and thrive in the testosterone-driven business arena. Nina DiSesa is a master communicator, a ceiling crasher, and one of the most successful women in the corporate world. She is also a big-time realist who has figured out that S&M–seduction and manipulation–is the secret to winning over (and surpassing) the big guys. In Seducing the Boys Club, DiSesa shows that you can, in fact, leave your male colleagues in the dust–but not by following the rules you learned in business school. By playing the roles of den mother, fraternity brother, little sister, and hard-nosed boss, DiSesa navigated the choppy, macho-minded waters of the workplace. All the “bad boys” in her life–and there are many–have provided a wealth of devilishly amusing stories and cautionary tales that DiSesa is only too happy to pass on. Ah, revenge can be sweet, but the truth is that she came to love those boys as much as they love her–which is the whole point. DiSesa asserts that women need to meld their feminine characteristics (nurturing, compassion, listening) with the traits of their male counterparts (competitiveness, decisiveness, combativeness) to expand their professional horizons. In Seducing the Boys Club, DiSesa shares her practical, outrageous, and even controversial maxims for making it, including: • Learn to appreciate men. Men like women who like them. • Remember that women are biologically wired to succeed. • If you want to make a name for yourself, find a mess and fix it. A secure and comfortable job only holds you back. • Don’t assume that men never listen. They listen like a dog does. • Don’t be a quiet achiever. • Act brave and you will look brave. • Screw the rules. Make up your own. Whether dead-on funny or deadly serious, DiSesa is always on her game, always on message, and absolutely on target as she arms women with the can-do confidence and no-compromises attitude they need to climb as high as their ambition can carry them–while keeping their standards impeccable and their integrity intact. Not for women only, this book should be read by men, too . . . though it won’t give them any defense against a woman who can truly seduce a boys club! From the Hardcover edition.

Seeing Red Cars

Driving Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization to a Positive Future

Author: Laura Goodrich

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605097292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8354

Surely you’ve experienced something like this: you buy a red car, and suddenly red cars appear everywhere. Why? Because you’re focusing on red cars—and you get more of whatever you focus on. But much of the time, consciously and unconsciously, we dwell on what we don’t want, and that’s what we get. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Laura Goodrich shows you how to stop fixating on negatives and rewire your brain to focus on positive outcomes. Unique and practical exercises—including a free online toolkit—and dozens of enlightening real-life stories help you identify what you truly want so that it drives everything you do. And Goodrich shows how Seeing Red Cars can build organizational cultures in which employees are playing to their passions and strengths, focusing on what they want, and achieving breakthrough results.

The Failure of Risk Management

Why It's Broken and How to Fix It

Author: Douglas W. Hubbard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470387955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 8342

This book "takes a close look at misused and misapplied basic analysis methods and shows how some of the most popular "risk management" methods are no better than astrology! Using examples from the 2008 credit crisis, natural disasters, outsourcing to China, engineering disasters, and more, Hubbard reveals critical flaws in risk management methods–and shows how all of these problems can be fixed. The solutions involve combinations of scientifically proven and frequently used methods from nuclear power, exploratory oil, and other areas of business and government. Finally, Hubbard explains how new forms of collaboration across all industries and government can improve risk management in every field." - product description.

Alone Sucks

God's Cure for Our Human Crises

Author: Timothy Eldred

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424553997

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6797

Your Resume Sucks!

Author: Mark Simon,Jeanne Pappas Simon,James E. M. Irvine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978847708

Category: Résumés (Employment)

Page: 179

View: 1093

Your Resume Sucks! is 180 pages of examples, tips, tricks, do's & don'ts about resume writing. The authors give you the real scoop on what employers are looking for and how you get screened out.Your Resume Sucks! is written in a story format thats enjoyable to read so youll actually finish the book unlike most other snoozerville resume books.Plus it has many before and after examples of resumes that the authors revised according to their Three Keys and made them ROCK!