The idea of the 4 Hour Work Week, Results Only Work Environments ROWE), or the 25 Hour Work Week (in this particular case) are all manifestations of the same idea that have fascinated me recently. I’m 100% behind this style of management and can’t wait to see the movement grow. As someone who has only worked in traditional environments I find myself yearning for results driven work and guilty of the pit falls of traditional environments.
Here’s a few especially notable clips from this article.
- “I hired very competent managers who knew I expected them to work hard. They knew they couldn’t be afraid to make a decision. Sometimes the decisions were right, and sometimes there should have been a different approach. The important thing is that the decision was made.” – Mayor Richard Daley
- “The benefits of a six-month schedule with three-day weekends are obvious. But there’s one surprising effect of the changed schedule: better work gets done in four days than in five.” – Jason Fried