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It’s not about presence but performance

It’s not about presence but performance

 

Office space designed for people not to come in to work.

Plantronics, the maker of wireless headsets, has designed a corporate office that encourages employees to get their work done at their home office or other preferred location.  Ariel Schwartz, an assistant editor for FastCompany.com, recently wrote an article, “An Office Designed to Keep People Working From Home,” highlighting the new non-office office space.

Plantronics’ leaders have transformed their company’s work culture from sitting in corporate cubicles all day to working anywhere the employee feels comfortable, as long as the work gets done.

There’s an expectation that you can work anywhere and be highly productive and engaged. — Patricia Wadors, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Plantronics

Plantronics is only one of many other companies making the move to a distributed workforce. The concept makes sense in our 24/7 wireless, communication-driven, digital world.

CultureRX, a results-only work environment (ROWE) consulting firm provides an updated ROWE Approved list of companies who have transformed from clock-watching to getting the word done. Employees are not evaluated on presence but on performance, according to their website.  The following are a few of the Rowe Approved companies: Best Buy, Gap, Banana Republic, Ripple, J L Buchanan, J A Counter, Spinweb, The Garland Group, plus many more.

ROWE’s make complete, logical sense. When will your leadership begin the transformation?

Graphic Credit: FastCompany.com

Kevin Kennemer is founder of The People Group based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kevin is driven by his passion for company owners and their need to earn a profit, employees' desire for a positive and fulfilling work experience, and the community that benefits when both groups do well.

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