CultureRx is a consultancy that helps employers create a better ROWE—Results Oriented Work Environment. Folks stuck in stodgy cube farms might lobby their firm to loosen up and give them a call.
Basically, Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler advise companies on how to improve employee results (and morale) by punting fixed schedules and mandatory meetings—and replacing them with an uber-flexible approach. As in,
free to do whatever they want whenever they want as long as the work gets done.”
According to this article, it seems to be working. CultureRx is enjoying impressive growth, and landing some big-fish corporations. The idea may not be revolutionary in these times, but making 90-degree turns in some companies may be.
The only risk, perhaps, may be that employees become Crackberries—people who “work” on and off, all the time—and neglect free time, leisure pursuits, and personal space. That said, let’s hope CultureRx gets a chance to give lots of stodgy workplaces to take some new medicine.