Wondering if anyone has yet read "Why Work Sucks (and How to Fix It)." The authors note that corporate America lives according to the following myth: time + physical presence = results. They propose, alternatively, a "Results-Only Work Environment" in which "each person is free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done." The ONLY thing looked at are results - not time spent, not presence in the office, not how you dress, etc.
The authors developed and launched the "Results-Only Work Environment" in rather creative fashion at Best Buy with some notable (i.e., measurable) results. It was the subject of a Business Week cover story last year, and as I walked through an airport last night on my way home, found this just-released book written by the women who created the concept. It's a quick read - finished it on the flight - but really thought-provoking.
I'd be interested in others' thoughts.