Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson are the Founders of CultureRx and creators of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Their first book, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, was named “The Year’s Best Book on Work-Life Balance” by Business Week. Their second book, Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It (Feb 2013) is the field guide for managing in a Results-Only Work Environment. They have been featured on the covers of BusinessWeek, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Magazine, Hybrid Mom Magazine, as well as in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, and on Good Morning America, CNBC and CNN.
Cali & Jody are nationally recognized keynote speakers and have presented to numerous Fortune 500 companies and prominent trade associations. Cali & Jody created ROWE based on the belief that the traditional solution of flexible schedules is not the answer to managing life’s many twists and turns. Bottom line? Work sucks. So they’re on a mission to fix it. Today, Cali & Jody are leading a global movement to forever change the way we work and live.
Results-Only Work Environment goes beyond telework. It’s a management strategy where employees are evaluated on performance, not presence. In a ROWE, people focus on results and only results – increasing the organization’s performance while cultivating the right environment for people to manage all the demands in their lives...including work.
Cali and Jody curb-jumped traditional flexible work options and created the Results-Only Work Environment from within the bowels of Corporate America – while at the same time, juggling families, careers and all the other demands of life. Wait –did we say demands?
The traditional solution of flexible schedules is not the answer to managing life’s many twists and turns. Work sucked. So they went beyond telework and set out to fix it.
Today, Cali and Jody are leading a global movement to forever change the way we work and live. Their vision: to make ROWE the Status Quo.
“ROWE is the only way to survive the extreme pressures of Corporate America today. Burn-out would otherwise be just around the corner for many of us. With cut backs and growing expectations, we need the flexibility of accomplishing our work when and how we need to.” - Employee comment, Best Buy Co., Inc.
I can be present for my grandmother's 90th birthday, in another state, without worrying about falling behind in work, or whether or not I have enough vacation time. What a gift!