As a firm that prides itself on a client-centric culture, we always look to align the values-focused nature of our client base with our own practices. From inclusion in the hiring and promotion process to implementing programs that support work/life balance, the environment and our local communities, we like to practice what we preach.
As such, we recently went “ROWE” – Results Only Work Environment. ROWE is a human resource management strategy co-created by Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler where employees are paid for results (output) rather than the number of hours worked.1
ROWE keeps it very simple. It promotes a culture of efficiency by focusing specifically on the work. This strategy puts the role of working directly into the employees’ hands, empowering their ability to contribute to the greater good, which builds passion and willingness to strive for greatness in the workplace. As a result, an employee’s performance becomes their responsibility, and therefore it promotes a drive to get things done well and expediently.2
The more we learned about ROWE, the more we felt it aligned with the rest of the values of our firm. Although we are still in early stages of implementation, it is off to a promising start. The program helps to enhance our culture by focusing on efficiency, results, and most importantly, helping our clients.