The monumental shift that happens when migrating from a traditional work environment to an authentic Results-Only Work Environment can include a lot of twisting and turning. It also requires honest assessment, courage, trust, and energy to move beyond the status quo.
ROWE is not technical change. You will need to confront historical “shoulds” about the way work happens. You will need to dig into the why of every work related activity. You will need to challenge “the way it’s always been.”
The following terms help provide a deeper understanding of the real change ROWE creates.
Beliefs: an acceptance that a statement is true
Judgment: an opinion or conclusion
Adaptive Change: requires new learning and change must come from the collective intelligence of the employees at all levels
Workplace Culture: the mix of an organization's leadership, values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the emotional and relational environment of the workplace
Psychology: the mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group
Sociology: the development, structure, and functioning of human society
Objective: not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
Autonomy: independent, self-governing
Accountability: answerable, responsible
ROWE is professional success. ROWE is personal fulfillment. ROWE is real change.