- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio; Reprint edition (December 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591842921
- ISBN-13: 978-1591842927
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution Paperback – December 15, 2010
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Cali Ressler, along with Jody Thompson, founded CultureRx, a consulting firm specializing in the development of proper and functional business management. Together, Ressler and Thompson coauthored Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It and Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It.
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So, why only 3 stars? The concepts covered in the book could be covered in a magazine article. Most of the book felt like a rah-rah sales effort on why the results only paradigm is so amazing. I understand that some people will need a lot of pushing to get away from managing by seat warmth, but I bought the book; clearly I was already sympathetic. I ended up skimming most of it.
The book can be summarize in the first three chapter; the rest can be quickly read and skim to get the idea.
I was expecting the book to take a broader approach on implementing ROWE such as the factors that influence ROWE success, the assumptions that organization need to make to be successful (ex people review process, technology, leadership education, etc) .
At the end i can say it sound cool but the book did not help turning the concept into a concrete action path that transition the traditional culture to a ROWE culture..I hope the authors create a second part that will explain the how to transition a traditional culture to a ROWE Culture.
In my experience people who delivered stellar performance largely were exempt from external time management or detailed supervision.
Could it be that, those who have difficulty asking for liberty in their current environment have few compelling results to report?
Could it be that, those managers who have difficulty answering people who ask for liberty are themselves not stellar performers?
The discussions stirred by this book are stimulating and worth the effort.
"Work Sucks" takes that theory and places it squarely into the lives of every day workers in America. I can't imagine how serendipitous it was for these two young ladies to grasp this concept and persuade a company traded on the big board to adopt this theory, at least in the HR department.
I'm a results oriented kind of guy. I'm never concerned as much about "how we get there" in my company as I focus on, "Getting there". Knowing what the objective is; focusing on results.
When I read "Work Sucks...", I thought, this is what I've been trying to do for years. What I didn't get was, "manage the results, not the people". Once I got that, all the rest made sense.
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Notice to Cali and Jody, I'll see you next spring for certification.
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