Leadership and Culture

A workforce strategy for an era of uncertainty

Brent Dorshkind

Published on January 19, 2023

In this episode of the ManageEngine Insights podcast, Insights Editor Brent Dorshkind and Michael Barata, a master trainer at CultureRx, discuss the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). 

As a workforce strategy, ROWE prioritizes autonomy, accountability, and clarity, making it particularly well-suited to the relentless democratization of IT and decentralization of work that’s taking place in organizations today. Likewise, ROWE offers a clear way forward in an era of economic, political, cultural, and general uncertainty.

If you’re looking for a way to maximize your organization’s performance and your employees’ satisfaction, treating employees like adults is a good place to start.


  • Defining Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)?
  • Rethinking and clarifying work
  • Roots of ROWE
  • Employees as adults
  • Future-proofing with ROWE
  • The mechanics of adaptive change
  • Bottom-line business benefits
  • ROWE, purpose, and the individual

For more information about ROWE and CultureRx, visit gorowe.com. To connect with Michael directly, visit michaelbarata.org.

Brent Dorshkind

Brent Dorshkind

Enterprise Analyst, ManageEngine

Brent Dorshkind is the editor of ManageEngine Insights. He covers spiritual capitalism and related theories, and their application to leadership, culture, and technology.

Brent believes today’s IT leaders are among the best qualified candidates for the CEO seat, thanks in part to the acceleration of digital transformation in the workplace. His goal is to expose leaders at every level to ideas that inspire beneficial action for themselves, their companies, and their communities.

For more than 30 years, Brent has advocated information technology as a writer, editor, messaging strategist, PR consultant, and content advisor. Before joining ManageEngine, he spent his early years at then-popular trade publications including LAN Technology, LAN Times, and STACKS: The Network Journal.

Later, he worked with more than 50 established and emerging IT companies including Adaptec, Bluestone Software, Cadence Design Systems, Citrix Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Informix, Nokia, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.

Brent holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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