Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, written by former Best Buy-ers Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, has been getting lots of attention. Rightly so. They advocate a "results-only work environment" whose premise is that employees should be required to get their work done but shouldn't be forced to adhere to any semblance of a traditional 9-to-5 schedule. Basically, the how, when, and where of how you get the job done are up to you. If you want to shop for groceries at 9 a.m. on Monday—fine. From Ressler and Thompson's website:
"In a "Results-Only" company or department, employees can do whatever they want whenever they want, as long as business objectives are achieved. No more pointless meetings, racing to get in at 9:00, or begging for permission to watch your kid play soccer. No more cramming errands into the weekend, or waiting until retirement to take up your hobbies again. You make the decisions about what you do and where you do it, every minute of every day."
If the idea intrigues you (and why wouldn't it?), then you may be interested in this: Ressler and Thompson are hosting a tele-seminar today (Tuesday, June 3) at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Pamela Slim, author of the excellent Escape From Cubicle Nation blog, will also be offering her work wisdom.