A new way of making a TO Do List: ROWE

March 21, 2012

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ROWE stands for Results Only Work Environment! In his groundbreaking book Drive, Daniel Pink shows where people’s motivation really lies. Well, that is a subject I will discuss in a future blog.

What’s interesting is his approach to schedules. Results-only work environment is the brainchild of two American consultants, a ROWE is a workplace in which employees don’t have schedules. They don’t have to be in the office at a certain time or any time. They just have to get their work done.

I am in no way implying that we should all work from home, this is something that applies to some companies’ setting. But not for most of us. What I am suggesting is that we all work with results in mind, not just our 9am-5pm schedule. 

Heres my formula: Combine Charles Schwab’s tool of 3 important things and the ROWE model. 

How to do a To Do List

Make a list of the top 3 activities you need to do for the day and a weekly ROWE list, the 3 most important things you need done for the week.

The daily list is your Important-Urgent list. The weekly list is your Important list.

Manage your time, Manage your Life (part 1)

My Sample Schedule for the Week:

Daily Activities:
Tuesday
Staff Meeting, Plans for the week

Wednesday
Message Prep for Sunday/Wednesday preaching
Message Prep for Less is More Discipleship event
Preach at the Wednesday 7pm Service

Thursday
Message Prep for Sunday/Wednesday preaching
Message Prep for Less is More Discipleship event
Biblical Counseling

Friday
Pastors Meeting
Finalize Message Prep for Sunday/Wednesday preaching
Finalize Message Prep for Less is More Discipleship

Saturday
9am-3pm Less is More Discipleship event

Sunday
Preach at the 2pm and 4pm service


ROWE (Results Oriented Work Environment)
Top 3 things I need to finish this week:

Message Prep for Sunday
Message Prep for Less is More Discipleship
Finalize plans for Need to Succeed event.

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One response to “A new way of making a TO Do List: ROWE”

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