Best Buy Adapts to The Next Generation

No schedules. No meetings. A company traditionally known for its strict work rules has gone head first into becoming a worker friendly company. It has its risks. Best Buy is looking to judge its employees not on hours but on results. It's amazing enough that a draconian approach to employee relations is being dropped by Best Buy. I found this plan to be fascinating and worth reading for my students as well as my friends in traditional media companies. From Business Week Online: "Hence workers pulling into the company's amenity-packed headquarters at 2 p.m. aren't considered late. Nor are those pulling out at 2 p.m. seen as leaving early. There are no schedules. No mandatory meetings. No impression-management hustles. Work is no longer a place where you go, but something you do. It's O.K. to take conference calls while you hunt, collaborate from your lakeside cabin, or log on after dinner so you can spend the afternoon with your kid." Read the story.