Ric Payne, My Practice Mentor Podcast Host
002: Jody Thompson co-author of Why Work Sucks shares her views on why this is the fact for many people and what you can do about it.

002: Jody Thompson co-author of Why Work Sucks shares her views on why this is the fact for many people and what you can do about it.

Jody Thompson, together with her partner Cali Ressler, is the Founder of CultureRx and co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Her first book, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, was named “The Year’s Best Book on Work-Life Balance” by Business Week. Her second book, Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It is the field guide for how to manage work in the 21st century.

Jody is also a nationally recognized keynote speaker and has presented to numerous Fortune 500 companies and prominent trade associations. Jody and her partner Cali created ROWE based on the belief that the traditional model of how we approach work is fundamentally broken. They believe that twentieth century management strategies are not the answer for managing a workforce that’s tackling today’s complex business challenges.

The training they’ve developed is employed globally and is increasing productivity levels, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and retention in organizations. Bottom line? Work sucks. So they’re on a mission to fix it. Today, Jody and Cali are leading a global movement to forever change the way we work and live.

Take Away

  • One of the most powerful ways to create competitive advantage in a knowledge firm is through management innovation. A Results Only Work Environment fits into that space very nicely. You may feel a little intimidated by the idea but you can’t afford to ignore it.

Recommended Book

Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: The Results Only Revolution – Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson

Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It: A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People – Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler

Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading – Martin Linsky & Ronald Heifetz

Links

Jody’s website:

CultureRx – gorowe.com

To check out the DIY ROWE System training platform click here.

 

A final word from our sponsor

Professional service firms are in the knowledge business and how well they are able to tap into the head and the heart of their people is the key to their success. The hierarchical business models that defined the last century are no longer working and smart, independent and mobile people seek “better” work environments. What Carli and Jody are advocating is a business model that will define the next 100 years. How you can design a firm which incorporates their ideas is a major take-away from Principa’s Practice Innovation Workshop soon to be held in a place near you.