"In a ROWE, work is what you do, not where you go. A ROWE unleashes the potential for employees and managers to creatively produce desired results without making difficult tradeoffs between their lives and their jobs.”
Fairfax, Va. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011
ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has formed a joint marketing agreement with CultureRx, creators of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), an innovative proprietary approach to improving organizational performance and maximizing workforce flexibilities. ICF will market exclusively with CultureRx these best practices, which have proven highly effective in the private sector, to help federal agencies exceed their performance goals and improve overall employee engagement.
A ROWE is an innovative management strategy where employees are evaluated solely on performance and not on where or when they do their work. Holding employees accountable to expected results, and giving them complete autonomy to achieve them, leads to higher organizational performance through heightened attention to performance outcomes and increased employee engagement. In addition, a ROWE increases the federal government’s ability to ensure continuity of operations during emergency situations, maximizes workforce flexibilities to attract the top talent to the federal government, improves overall customer satisfaction by expanding hours available to provide services, reduces real estate costs and reduces traffic congestion and adverse impacts on the environment.
“Combining CultureRx’s leading methodology with ICF’s deep understanding of federal organizational mission and culture, this strategic alliance creates an opportunity for employers to transform the traditional schedule-driven office environment into a results-only work environment. In a ROWE, work is what you do, not where you go. A ROWE unleashes the potential for employees and managers to creatively produce desired results without making difficult tradeoffs between their lives and their jobs,” said Peter Bonner, senior vice president for ICF International.
“We are excited to work with ICF and its federal government clients to implement the future of work,” said Cali Ressler, co-creator of ROWE and co-owner of CultureRx with Jody Thompson. “In a ROWE, the focus is on guiding performance, not granting permission. ROWE increases organizations’ performance while creating the right climate for employees to manage all of the demands in their lives, including work.”
Through its strength in strategic and program planning, leadership training programs, and management tools, ICF helps its clients prepare their workforces for the future by linking its operations-level knowledge of organizations with innovative workforce interventions, tools, and technologies. As employee work and life issues become more demanding, ICF brings innovative solutions to bear that result in increased employee satisfaction, management efficiencies, and improved productivity.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,700 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is http://www.icfi.com.
CultureRx is a Minneapolis-based consultancy founded by Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, creators of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). ROWE is a management strategy focused solely on results, increasing organizational efficiency and output while creating a climate in which employees can manage all of life's demands. CultureRx is the premier provider of the ROWE implementation process in public and private sector organizations - in both for-profit and non-profit settings. For more information about ROWE and CultureRx, please visit http://www.gorowe.com .
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