From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

ROWE - Results Only Work Environment is a human resource management strategy co-created by Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler[1] wherein employees are paid for results (output) rather than the number of hours worked.[2] Cali and Jody [1], who originally proposed the strategy at Best Buy, have since started a consulting group called CultureRx.[1][3] The strategy has subsequently been implemented at a second large American retailer, Gap.,[3] as well as the Girl Scouts of San Gorgino, J.A. Counter and Associates, the Fairview Health Services I.T. Department.[4] ROWE tries to give managers the tools to define goals which can be clearly met or unmet by the results of individual contributors working for that manager. This focus on met or unmet results allows significant freedom to the organization to focus on fewer minute details of employee daily routine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) | CultureRx". Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Smashing the Clock". BusinessWeek. December 11, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Gap To Employees: Work Wherever, Whenever You Want". BusinessWeek. September 17, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  4. ^ , The Garabian Group, the first ROWE accounting firm,"ROWE Approved Companies". January 1, 2010. 

External links[edit]