Jody Thompson was named one of the six people who "get it" by Daniel Pink in his book Drive.

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About Jody Thompson

Jody Thompson is a world-recognized future workplace expert and change-maker who has been featured on the covers of BusinessWeek, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine, as well as in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, and on Good Morning America, CNBC, MSNBC and CNN.  

Since 2003, Jody and her team are leading the effort to permanently change the way work gets done. They are at the forefront of workplace reinvention across the globe in multiple industries, with both location-specific and knowledge-based roles.

Jody is the co-creator of the proven management innovation system, the Results-Only Work Environment™. 

The Story

Jody Thompson (along with Cali Ressler) founded CultureRx®, a professional services firm specializing in designing and executing robust change management plans for clients that wish to successfully manage their businesses regardless of where employees are working from.   

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In 2003 Thompson co-created the Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™) system as a solid business platform that soon gained enormous global traction, successfully launching the contemporary work culture that infuses equal amounts of autonomy and accountability.   

Next, Thompson co-authored two best-selling books on revolutionizing the workplace and the practice of management, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It and Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It

For more than a decade, organizations that have consulted with CultureRx and Jody Thompson have experienced increased productivity, real estate cost savings, higher levels of customer satisfaction, and lowered voluntary turnover rates.  Managers and employees, are experiencing transformed relationships with each other, one based on trust, accountability, and results.

The Books

 Filled with passion and common sense, this book will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life.

Filled with passion and common sense, this book will change the way you think about your job, your company, and your quality of life.

 Smash tired assumptions about what work has to be. Focusing only on results can differentiate your business from the competition.

Smash tired assumptions about what work has to be. Focusing only on results can differentiate your business from the competition.

 

The Buzz

“The Results-Only Work Environment is one of the biggest ideas in talent in the last decade. ROWE is more than a nudge in the direction of more flexibility and autonomy—it’s a radical shift in the way we think about work, responsibility, and success.”

— Dan Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
“In a time when many white-collar Americans complain of being chained to desks for 50 to 70 hours a week and of having too little time for families and hobbies, [Jody Thompson] offers a remedy for the prevailing zeitgeist.”
— HR Magazine
Jody Thompson is a social visionary, passionate about changing the way we work.”
— Workforce Management Magazine
Thompson — co-founder of CultureRx, a consultancy that promotes better ways to work — has a long list of reasons for disliking the standard work culture. Atop the list is the commonly held myth that “Time + physical presence + hard work = results
— USA Today
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. That’s welcome news for a company that hopes its employees will give it a competitive edge
— Time Magazine
Absolutely brilliant. [Thompson’s] work seems like the solution to so many of our problems — the gas crisis, the grid lock commuting mess, the stress of modern life. This is the solution to everything.
— CNN Headline News
Productivity is up an average of 35% in departments that have switched to [their System].
— Business Week
The transition [to their System] requires a lot of deprogramming of old attitudes . . .People in the baby-boom generation realize what they gave up to get ahead in the workplace, and a lot of times it’s their families. They realize that it doesn’t have to be that way.
— New York Times
What’s important to note is that although you have certain things you intend to accomplish, you are not measuring yourself by the clock. Some tasks may take longer than you’d like, but you certainly don’t wonder if you’ve put in enough hours on the laundry.
— American Executive Magazine