Quote of the Week

Best Buy Senior vice-president J.T. Thompson on transforming styles of management:

“I was always looking to see if people were here. I should have been looking at what they were getting done.”

Well, duh. Business Week has a great article on Results-Only Workplace Environment (ROWE), where employee performance is based not by attendance, but by performance. Mobile technology is allowing employees to work from anywhere, and places like Best Buy’s corporate HQ are actually moving away from the traditional notions of measurements of productivity. They’re smashing the time clock. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the office for 8 hours, it matters that you’ve been productive. Seems rather obvious to me, but then what do I know? I just work in web design.